In memoriam

 

André Boivin (1955-2014) passed away at University Hospital on Friday, October 17, 2014, as a result of heart failure.

Professor Boivin completed his PhD at the Université de Montréal in 1984 under the direction of Paul Gauthier. He came to the University of Western Ontario as an Assistant Professor in 1986, after holding postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA and University College, London. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1991, and then to Professor in 2004. He was appointed as Chair of Western's Department of Mathematics in 2011.

His research specialties were complex analysis and approximation theory, and he was the author of multiple papers in these areas. He gave tireless service to granting agencies and selection committees in Québec and Ontario, and was a frequent conference organizer.

He served with distinction as Graduate Student Chair before becoming Chair of the Department, and supervised many graduate students during the course of his career at Western. Caring, warmth and passion were the hallmarks of his relationships with students and colleagues.

André Boivin is survived by his wife Yinghui Jiang, son Alexandre, daughter Melanie and step son JP. He was well loved and respected by his colleagues, students and coworkers throughout the University, and he will be sorely missed.

Visitation and Funeral

 

Upcoming Events

Each week the Department of Mathematics hosts a wide variety of seminars and events. For a comprehensive list of events, please consult our departmental calendar.

Nov
24
Graduate Seminar
Mitsuru Wilson
Nov 24, 11:20 - 12:30
MC 106

Nov
25
Analysis Seminar
Baris Ugurcan
Nov 25, 14:30 - 15:30
MC 107

Nov
27
Homotopy Theory
Martin Frankland
Nov 27, 13:0 - 14:30
MC 107

Nov
28
Algebra Seminar
Lila Kari
Nov 28, 14:30 - 15:30
MC 107

Nov
28
Colloquium
Abdellah Sebbar
Nov 28, 15:30 - 16:30
MC 108