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Trent Prof Recognized for Significant Contributions to Canada’s Mathematical Community

February 7, 2019

Dr. David Poole named to the Canadian Mathematical Society’s Inaugural Class of Fellows

Dr. David Poole

Trent University Mathematics Professor Emeritus Dr. David Poole has been named one of only 49 members of the Canadian Mathematics Society (CMS) Inaugural Class of Fellows. The announcement was made at the Society’s Winter Meeting Banquet.

“It's a great honour to be included among the 49 inaugural Fellows of the Canadian Mathematical Society,” explained Professor Poole. “The list includes many of the finest mathematicians in Canada so it is wonderful to be recognized alongside them.”

A member of Trent’s Mathematics faculty since 1984, Prof. Poole has been recognized with a number of awards for his inspirational teaching.  His research interests are algebra, discrete mathematics, ring theory, and mathematics education.

Lately, Prof. Poole has been working with educational developers to create online resources to accompany his textbook, Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, currently in its 4th edition. These resources will include demonstrations, tutorials and videos that will allow students to customize their experience when using the book.

The Fellowship recognizes CMS members who have made excellent contributions to mathematical research, teaching, or exposition; as well as having distinguished themselves in serve to Canada’s mathematical community.