Dean's Reception & Richard Hoshino Lecture

Mathematics 3 (M3)
Dec 09, 2017 06:00 PM (EST) 

Event Details

Faculty of Mathematics Dean's Reception

Saturday, December 9th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Mathematics 3, Bruce White Atrium

Dean's Reception: 

Stephen M. Watt, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics invites UW Math alumni, friends and supporters to join him for a reception prior to the Pouliot Lecture to celebrate the exciting mathematics of the last 50 years at the University of Waterloo and how our faculty, alumni, and students are shaping the next 50 years of mathematics.

Adrien Pouliot Lecture by Richard Hoshino

Saturday, December 9th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Mathematics 3, Room 1006

Four Problem-solving strategies for Mathematics and for Life

In this informal and interactive presentation, winner Richard Hoshino will present four of his favourite math problems, and share stories of how these problems have led to authentic mathematical experiences for both high school students and undergraduates.  He will share his story through these four problems, which will simultaneously be accessible to high school students and challenge the math professors in the audience.  In the process of solving these questions, we'll uncover four key problem-solving strategies that enable us to impact others, through our lives as mathematicians and educators.

Richard Hoshino is the 2017 winner of the Canadian Mathematical Society's Adrien Pouliot Award.  Dr. Hoshino teaches mathematics at Quest University Canada, an innovative liberal arts and sciences university located in Squamish, British Columbia. Prior to his arrival at Quest in 2013, Richard was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo (2010-2012), and was a mathematician with the Government of Canada (2006-2010), leading the mathematics and data exploration section at the Canada Border Services Agency. He has published 27 research papers across numerous fields, including graph theory, marine container risk-scoring, biometric identification, and sports scheduling. He has consulted for a billion-dollar professional baseball league, as well as three Canadian TV game shows (Qubit, Splatalot, Spin-Off). Richard holds a B.Math. from the University of Waterloo, a B.Ed. from Queen's University, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Dalhousie University. The Math Olympian is his first novel.


Richard Hoshino
Quest University Canada
2017 Adrien Pouliot Award Winner


Mathematics 3 (M3) - Atrium
200 University Avenue West Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 CA


Reception & Lecture

Organizer Details

Faculty of Mathematics

Kristine McGlynn, Alumni Program Assistant,