Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. A complete nomination package consists of:
- A nomination letter of no more than 1000 words demonstrating alignment with the award
- A recent curriculum vitae
- Three (3) letters from arm’s length referees
Nominations for the 2013 Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award must be received electronically by the Fields Institute by December 1, 2012.
The judges for the 2013 competition are Michele Cooper (Holy Cross Catholic School, ON), Frédéric Gourdeau (Université Laval, QC) and Elaine Simmt (University of Alberta, AB).
For more information, please visit www.fields.utoronto.ca/honours/sinclairaward.html.
About Margaret Sinclair: Margaret Sinclair passed away on her 62nd birthday, February 21, 2012 after a brave struggle with a rare form of cancer. Until then she was a tenured professor in the Faculty of Education, Graduate Program in Education, York University. During her remarkable career she taught at the elementary, secondary and university level. A vibrant and creative woman, Margaret followed an untraditional path to her impressive accomplishments in life. While raising five children, Margaret earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and a masters degree in the Mathematics for Teachers program from York University. In 2001, at age 51, while still a mathematics department head and then a vice-principal, Margaret completed her PhD in education at the University of Toronto.
Although she was driven by mathematics, Margaret’s passion was learning and sharing her knowledge and expertise with others through teaching, research and writing. She loved educating prospective teachers, using innovative ways to inspire them and their students.
Margaret Sinclair was posthumously inducted as a Fields Institute Fellow in June 2012.
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