Huanqing Wang has been awarded the Lorraine Schwartz Prize for the 2020 academic year (2020-21). The award is given annually for distinctions in the fields of Statistics and Probability.
Huanqing is currently completing the Combined Honours in Mathematics and Statistics program, with A+s in almost all courses, showing a strength in both applications and theory. In his time at UBC, he has received many awards and scholarships, including a Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarship, won last year in recognition of his excellence as a student in a Statistics Program entering 4th year. He will continue his studies in the fall in the Master of Science program in Statistics at the University of Chicago and will use that time to decide if he will pursue a PhD.
The prize was established in memory of Dr. Lorraine Schwartz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics from 1960-1965. More information about Dr. Schwartz, the prize, and past winners, can be found on the Prize's web page.