Patrick Maidorn to Receive 2016 PIMS Education Prize

  • Date: 04/26/2016
PIMS is delighted to announce that Patrick Maidorn has been selected as the winner of the 2016 PIMS Education Prize. Patrick is an instructor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Regina. He has mathematics degrees from the universities of Guelph and Waterloo, and has worked at the University of Regina since 1997. Patrick is very active in mathematics education and outreach. As well as his role in organising math camps and school visits, he has brought the international Mathematical Kangaroo contest to Regina and played a key role in its organization. He is also a lead exam writer for the Saskatchewan Math Challenge.

"Patrick Maidorn has been exceptionally active in promoting understanding and interest in mathematics, at all levels from high school to university,” remarked Martin Barlow, PIMS Interim Director.

Awarded annually, the PIMS Education Prize recognizes individuals within the PIMS community 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.

The 2016 PIMS Education Prize will be awarded at the annual Changing the Culture conference organized by PIMS in Vancouver, on Friday, May 13, 2016.