Hector Pasten Vasquez, this year's Governor-General Academic Gold Medalist
It is my pleasure to announce that one of our doctoral students,
Hector Pasten Vasquez, has been chosen to be this year's Governor-General
Academic Gold Medalist in recognition of his high academic standing
and outstanding thesis titled
'Arithmetic problems around the ABC conjecture and connections
Written under the supervision of Professor M. Ram Murty.
Hector will soon travel to Harvard University where he has accepted
a three-year appointment as a Benjamin Pierce Instructor. He will
also spend the following academic year at the Institute for
Advanced Study in Princeton for further research work.
Please join me in congratulating Hector on this splendid achievement!