The Department of Mathematics and the Department of Statistics is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2013 Lorraine Schwartz Prize is Roland Bauerschmidt, PhD student in Mathematics.
In memory of Dr. Lorraine Schwartz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics from 1960-65, her friends and colleagues established this prize in 1966. It is awarded annually for distinctions in the fields of statistics and probability to an undergraduate or graduate student upon the recommendation of the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics. You can find more information about Dr Schwartz, along with a list of award recipients at
You will see some familiar names on that list!
Roland is completing a truly impressive thesis this year under the supervision of David Brydges and Gordon Slade, with topics including Gaussian fields and statistical mechanics.
Congratulations, Roland, as winner of the 2013 Schwartz Prize!
The Awards Committee is delighted to announce that Ken Lau is the 2013 winner of the Nash Medal.
The Nash Medal is given to the most outstanding graduating student in the B.Sc. program in Statistics. The Medal honours Prof Stanley Nash (1915-2001), recognizing his service to statistics over his more than forty years at UBC. You can read more about Professor Nash and see the list of past recipients of the Medal at
Ken is a truly deserving addition to the list of outstanding past winners. Ken just completed his major in Statistics, where his stellar performance in our courses was superb. He will join the UBC M.Sc. in Statistics in September.
Congratulations to Ken as winner of the 2013 Nash Medal!