Department of Applied MathematicsWestern Science

Awards & Scholarships

Dillon Gold Medal

The Dillon Gold Medal is named for Richard Maurice Dillon (1920 – 2008), a decorated war veteran, confidante of Ontario premier John Robarts, recipient of the Order of Canada and first dean of the Faculty of Engineering Science at the University of Western Ontario. Richard Dillon was a gold medalist in mathematics at Western and was a strong supporter of the creation of the Applied Mathematics Department.

The Dillon Gold Medal is awarded to the graduating student with the highest combined average in any Honors Applied Mathematics program.

Albert O. Jeffery Scholarship in Applied Mathematics

Awarded to a full-time third year student on the basis of academic  (minimum 80%) who is continuing in fourth year of an Honors Specialization in Applied Mathematics (preferred) or double Major in an Honors degree that includes Applied Mathematics.

Jake Greydanus Applied Mathematics Prize

Awarded to the student with the highest combined average in Calculus 2502a/b and 2503a/b. Established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Jake Greydanus.

Steinmetz-Woonton Scholarship

Awarded to a third year student in an Honors Specialization in Applied Mathematics or Physics (preferred), or a double Major in an Honors degree which includes one or both, or in any of the undergraduate programs in Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering. Scholarship will alternate between the Faculty of Science in even years and the Faculty of Engineering in odd years. Donated by the General Electric Company, Schenectady, N.Y., in honor of John A. I. Young, PEng,BSc Honors Physics and Mathematics (Radio Physics Option), Western 1950, and recipient of the General Electric Steinmetz Award, 1981.

J. H. Blackwell Bursary in Applied Mathematics

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in the second, third, or fourth year of an Honors Specialization in Applied Mathematics (preferred) or a double Major in an Honors degree which includes Applied Mathematics who demonstrates financial need. This bursary was established through Foundation Western by Betty Blackwell and the Blackwell family in memory of J.H. Blackwell (MA '47, PhD '52 Physics). Dr. Blackwell taught at Western from 1947 until his retirement in 1986 and was the founding head of the Department of Applied Mathematics.

Garnet Alexander Woonton Scholarship

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student registered in the Faculty of Science in any year beyond year one, who is enrolled in an Honors Specialization, Major, or Specialization in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy or Chemistry. Candidates must have a minimum 85% average and demonstrate financial need. Applications can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar and must be submitted by October 31. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Office of the Registrar. This scholarship was established through Foundation Western by J. David Jackson (BSC '46, DSC '89) in memory of Professor Gar Woonton who served the UWO Physics Department from 1931 to 1948 before going to McGill and later Laval. Gar Woonton returned to Western in 1974, and was an Honorary Professor until his death in 1980.

Roger Migneron Memorial Travel Awards

Awarded to full-time students in a Master's or Doctoral program or in the fourth year on an Honors Specialization in Applied Mathematics (preferred). or a double Major in an Honors degree which includes Applied Mathematics. Awards will be based on academic achievement (minimum 78% for graduate students) and will enable students to travel to and attend scholarly conferences and institutes to advance their knowledge and capabilities in this field of study. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics from recommendations made by the Graduate and Undergraduate Committees of the Department. Preference will be given to students studying Theoretical Physics. Applications can be obtained from the Department and will be accepted throughout the year. These awards were established through Foundation Western by Ina Pakkert Migneron (BA'71,DIPAC'72,MA '79), and the friends and colleagues of Roger Migneron to attract outstanding full time Masters, Doctoral or fourth year Undergraduate students to the Department.

Class of '49 Prizes

One award annually to the student who has obtained the highest mark in Calculus 1051A/B and who, in the opinion of the Departments of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics, has achieved a high overall academic standing. One award annually to the student who has obtained the highest mark in Linear Algebra 1600A/B and who, in the opinion of the Departments of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics, has achieved a high overall academic standing. One award annually to the student who has obtained the highest mark in Computer Science 1027 A/B and who, in the opinion of the Department of Computer Science, has achieved a high overall academic standing. One award annually to the student who has obtained the highest mark in Statistical Sciences 1023A/B and who, in the opinion of the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Science, has achieved a high overall academic standing.