Rick Caron

philanthropists and beneficiary share a smileMath professor Rick Caron (left) and his daughter alumna Julie Caron (right) pose with Timothy Massawe, founder of the Saidia Agriculture and Social Care Organization, and Elton, a beneficiary of the Canadian World Education Foundation’s work in Tanzania.

Concert to benefit African educational project

The Tunes for Tanzania event March 7 will raise money to send orphaned and vulnerable children in Tanzania to school.

Pie goes down easy for math aficionados

There’s a difference between math and baking, says Kevin St. Denis: “Math is easier.”

The third-year mathematics major prepared a couple of pies in celebration of Pi Day, Wednesday in Erie Hall.

“It’s just some premade crust and I poured in two cans of filling – cherry and blueberry,” St. Denis said. “I tried to shape them like the letter R because I was going for two pie R.”

Video shares Celebration of Teaching Excellence

Math and statistics professor Rick Caron calls chemistry professor emeritus Roger Thibert one of his favourite people. That is why he was so honoured to be named one of the inaugural recipients of the Roger Thibert Teaching Excellence Award, Monday at the Celebration of Teaching Excellence.

“I thought, if I’m going to get a teaching award, this is the one I want,” Dr. Caron said. “I feel such a kinship with the man for his dedication to his students.”