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This year's recipients of the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships

We’re pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships, Hayden McTavish and Naitong Chen.

Naitong Chen is entering his fourth year in the Statistics program. He’s currently working on a summer USRA with our department’s Assistant Professor Trevor Campbell.

Hayden McTavish is entering his third year in the Combined Major Statistics and Computer Science program. He's also working on a summer USRA, co-supervised by Professor Campbell and through Computer Science.

Hayden and Naitong have both served as undergraduate TAs for our department.

About the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships 

In 2016, John and Barbara Petkau endowed two scholarships to recognize the academic merit of the next generation of statisticians and the impact these statisticians will have on solving world problems. One scholarship is for a student entering third year, and the other is for a student entering fourth year. 

John Petkau, a professor in the Department, has contributed in many ways to the Department and the discipline with his vision and leadership, statistical expertise, generosity of time, and his mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. John’s wife, Barbara, deserves special thanks, for generously sharing John's time with us.

See a list of previous recipients of the scholarships here.

August 22, 2019