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November 4, 2010

Robert Woodrow Recognized for Outstanding Contributions

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Robert Woodrow, treasurer of the ARDN Board of Directors, has been recognized for his contributions to mathematics in Canada and to his overall involvement at the University of Calgary.

The Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Canadian mathematical community. Robert is one of those individuals.  He has been active with math outreach, assisting with mathematical competitions and the Shad Valley Enrichment Program, training students for the Canadian and International Math Olympiads, and organizing and co-teaching Mathematics Evenings at the University of Calgary since 1980.

President of the Canadian Mathematical Society Jacques Hurtubise says that “Robert Woodrow has been an active contributor to Canadian mathematics throughout his entire career. His remarkable dedication to mathematics education and to the CMS makes him a worthy recipient of this award.”

On top of this mathematical award, on November 12, 2010, Robert will be admitted to The Order of the University of Calgary. The Order honours worthy recipients who have displayed exemplary and distinguished service to the University.

Robert Woodrow received his BSc in Mathematics from the University of Calgary, and his PhD from Simon Fraser University. His research interests are in logic and model theory, with applications to combinatory, graphs, order, and relations. He is currently a professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Calgary.   Until June 2010 he was Deputy Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic), before which he served as Associate Dean and Vice Dean in Science and AVP(A).


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