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Dr. Edwin C. Giesbrecht (d. 2002) was a dedicated and enthusiastic professor of Mathematics at Algoma University (1970-2002). He earned his Ph.D. (Math. Ed., 1977) from the University of Saskatchewan. Giesbrecht served on numerous Senate committees during his career at Algoma, as well as on committees of the university's faculty association. Giesbrecht also briefly served as Acting Principal from June 1 to August 31, 1974.
He was particularly interested in the art of teaching Mathematics to elementary and secondary school age children as well as to undergraduates; Giesbrecht's Ph.D. dissertation was on the attainment of selected mathematical competencies by high school students in Saskatchewan. Giesbrecht engaged in many community oriented activities that promoted teaching and learning Mathematics.
The university offers the Dr. Edwin Giesbrecht Mathematics Award in his honour to the student enrolled in full time studies with a concentration in mathematics who presents the highest overall average in the previous year of study.
Fonds comprises two clean copies of Giesbrecht's text book, "Discovering Discrete Mathematics," as well as two clean copies of the accompanying student solution manual.