PIMS 2020 Education Award Winner Announced!

  • Date: 05/19/2020

PIMS is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Education Prize is Dr. Fok-Shuen Leung! Dr. Leung is a tenured Senior Instructor in the Department of Mathematics at UBC Vancouver and the recipient of a 2012 Killam Teaching Prize in the Faculty of Science. Dr. Leung’s ability to connect with students, organize, and innovate, are amplified in his role as Academic Director, First Year Experience.


Additionally, PIMS wishes to acknowledge Dr. Leung’s important contribution to creating quality, transformative teaching preparation for mathematics graduate students. His involvement with the TA Accreditation Program, a 60-hour program that he started in 2010, offers professional development for TAs beyond the department’s requirements. These initiatives are now modelled in similar programs at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto.


Dr. Leung is invested in encouraging activities which enhance public awareness and appreciation of mathematics, as well as fostering communication among various groups and organizations concerned with mathematical training.