Dr. Richard Guy Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics

Emeritus professor and mathematician Dr. Richard Guy passed away on March 9, 2020. He was a teacher, colleague, philanthropist, mountaineer, and treasured friend who will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. This scholarship has been created to honour Dr. Guy and his passion for mathematics.

Passionate about life and learning, Richard held many roles and was a pillar of the community since he arrived in Calgary in 1965 alongside his beloved late wife, Louise. He and Louise supported the University of Calgary since its beginnings as a new university in 1966. They dedicated themselves to sharing their zest for life and Richard's love of mathematics with students, colleagues, and the community. Even as his age entered triple digits, Richard often spent five days a week at his office in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Although he retired in 1982, Richard insisted, "I didn't retire. They just stopped paying me."

Richard marked his 103rd birthday on Sept. 30, 2019. The University of Calgary celebrated his 100th birthday and its 50th anniversary milestone year in 2016.

The Dr. Richard Guy Memorial Scholarship was created in honour of Dr. Guy’s lifetime of dedication to mathematics and passion for ensuring everyone had the ability to pursue excellence in it. The award will go to a third or fourth year Department of Mathematics and Statistics student who embodies excellence and enthusiasm for the study of mathematics.

 
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