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:
- 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
- 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.