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Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award

The Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award honours members of CAIMS/SCMAI for outstanding service to the society or to Applied Mathematics in Canada. This award is intended to honour sustained and meaningful service, normally including service in the seven years prior to the award date. The award is named after its first recipient, and was initiated as a means to honour Arthur for his years of unselfish service to the society. Arthur was a founding member of CAIMS/SCMAI and acted as its Secretary/Treasurer for eight years.

The award will consist of a commemorative plaque that will be presented at the CAIMS/SCMAI Annual Meeting. A travel allowance will be provided.

Nominations shall consist of:

  1. a letter outlining the candidate’s contributions to Canadian Applied Mathematics, signed by at least two CAIMS members and on letterhead of one of the members
  2. a curriculum vitae of the nominee

To submit an application for this award, go to Open Nominations page.

The committee may, at its discretion, choose to recommend that applications which remain eligible be considered in the next year.

2023 Prize Winners: Abba Gumel and Justin Wan

Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award: Abba Gumel (University of Maryland)

The Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award is presented to Professor Abba Gumel, in
recognition of his outstanding service to CAIMS/SCMAI as Secretary for two terms, Director, and Chair of the Membership, Publications and Doctoral Dissertation Awards Committees, as two-time organizer of the Annual Meeting, organizer of summer schools and workshops, for initiating and contributing to the creation of the Annual Meeting Handbook, and for being an exemplary ambassador for Canadian Applied Mathematics through multiple international recognitions and leadership in international development projects.

Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award: Justin Wan (University of Waterloo)

The Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award is presented to Professor Justin Wan, in recognition of his outstanding service to CAIMS/SCMAI as Secretary for two terms, as Director, as an active member of Membership Liaison Committee, as organizer of the Annual Meeting and the Canadian Symposium on Numerical Analysis, Chair of IMACS International Symposium, and founding Associate Editor of the CAIMS/SCMAI journal, and for developing and updating the processes for elections, communications, documentation and virtual conference management.

Awards Winners

Justin Wan

Award Year: 2023

Abba Gumel

Award Year: 2023

Raymond Spiteri

Award Year: 2020

Lucy Campbell

Award Year: 2019

Sharene Bungay

Award Year: 2016

Arvind Gupta

Award Year: 2014

Sam Shen

Award Year: 2012

Bob Russell

Award Year: 2011

Paul Muir

Award Year: 2010

William Langford

Award Year: 2009

Ken Jackson

Award Year: 2008

Jack Macki

Award Year: 2007

Serpil Kocabiyik

Award Year: 2006

Sue Ann Campbell

Award Year: 2005

Keith Ranger

Award Year: 2004

Anna Lawniczak

Award Year: 2003

Paul Sullivan

Award Year: 2002

Cecil Graham

Award Year: 2001

Stan Dennis

Award Year: 1998

Bryant Moodie

Award Year: 1996

Fred Wan

Award Year: 1991

Arthur Beaumont

Award Year: 1987
About CAIMS

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society, which dates from 1979, has a growing presence in industrial, mathematical, scientific and technological circles within and outside of Canada.

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