The Father Ginivan Award

Christopher van Bommel is this year’s winner of the Father Ginivan Award for Excellence in Mathematics, awarded each year by the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science to the department’s most outstanding second-year student.

Father Francis Ginivan was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame who came to StFX in the 1940s, and served as chair of the Math Department during the period of expansion in the 1960s. He was responsible for hiring many of the senior professors in the department today, and his love of mathematics and mathematics teaching, and the enthusiasm which he brought to the subject, still permeates the department. The Father Ginivan Award was established in 1987.

 

 

Previous winners include:

  • Rory Begin 2010
  • Orla Murphy 2009
  • Elizabeth Allen 2008
  • Ben Kewei Yu 2007
  • Ainsley Miller & Chelsea Robson 2006
  • Nike Fluegge 2005
  • Kate Belliveau 2004
  • Matthew Mallenfant 2003
  • Patrick Reynolds 2002
  • Ryan Lukeman 2001
  • Laura Filion 2000
  • Scott McManus 1999
  • David Clark 1998
  • Sharleen Kalayil 1997
  • Stephanie Moeller 1996
  • Stewart McNeil 1995
  • Marcus Cleary 1994
  • Christopher Boyd 1993
  • Christopher King 1992
  • Andrew Leger 1991
  • Liam Keliher 1990
  • Peter Keizer & Krista Taylor 1989
  • Monique Leblanc & William Oxner 1988