Dragos Hrimiuc to Receive 2015 PIMS Education Prize

  • Date: 04/16/2015

PIMS is delighted to announce that Dragos Hrimiuc, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Alberta, has been selected as the winner of the 2015 PIMS Education Prize. Awarded annually by PIMS, this prize recognizes individuals in Western Canada and Washington State who have played a major role in encouraging activities that enhance public awareness and appreciation of mathematics, as well as fostering communication among various groups concerned with mathematical education at all levels.


Dragos Hrimiuc took his PhD in Romania and has been an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta since 2002. He has taught many courses and received outstanding assessments from students who praise both his dedication and ability to inspire in them a love and understanding of mathematics.
In addition, Dragos has committed himself significantly to mathematical outreach. He has been a board member of the Alberta High School Mathematics Competition (AHSMC), the first province-wide high school mathematics competition in Canada, since 1999 and is its current President. He is also one of the founders of Pi in the Sky, a PIMS publication intended for high school teachers and their students, and is a regular contributor to the magazine, writing articles on problem solving strategies as well as editing the Math Challenges section.
Martin Barlow, PIMS Interim Director, remarked, "Dragos Hrimiuc is an outstanding educator, who has inspired many students over his years of teaching and has done much to communicate the essence of mathematical thought to high school students and undergraduates.”
The 2015 PIMS Education Prize is sponsored by Hampson-Russell/CGG and will be awarded at PIMS’ annual Changing the Culture Conference held at Simon Fraser University on Friday, May 8, 2015.