Peter Borwein Graduate Scholarship Endowment Fund

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To honour all that Dr. Peter Borwein has done for the IRMACS Centre, for SFU, and for scientific impact on society, we are asking you to donate to the Peter Borwein Graduate Scholarship Endowment Fund.

This fund helps support students interested in applying complex systems modelling to solve real world problems, such as the effect of social connections on diabetes, or the effect that city designs have on keeping seniors living independently.

Ways to Give

There are many different ways to support the Peter Borwein Graduate Scholarship Endowment Fund – from writing a cheque to leaving instructions in your will. However you choose to donate, you can be sure that 100% of your gift will go directly to the Peter Borwein Graduate Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Find out more about the ways to give.

Donate online

Donate by cheque:

  • note in the “Memo” line “Peter Borwein Graduate Scholarship Endowment Fund“
  • make your cheque payable to “Simon Fraser University”
  • mail it to:

Erin Geary
Director, Advancement Services and Donor Relations
Simon Fraser University
University Advancement
2118 Strand Hall
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC   V5A 1S6 Canada

Dr. Peter Borwein

Dr. Borwein designed the IRMACS Centre to bring researchers from all disciplines together into an interactive space where they would have the tools to support world class interdisciplinary research: mathematical modelling, high performance computing, and off-site-collaboration technology. Dr. Borwein believes that creative collaboration - both physical and virtual - will produce astounding science serving the public good.

Dr. Borwein has struggled with MS over the past several years, and this keeps him from pursuing his vision for the IRMACS Centre. However, he remains an inspiration to the IRMACS community and to many more people. In fact, his recent interests in developing assisted living devices that could help disabled people maintain productive lives helped inspire the AGE-WELL initiative and its connection to the IRMACS Centre. Through all of this, Dr. Borwein has maintained his considerable insight and humour.