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Dr. Nathalie Sinclair receives Distinguished SFU Professor designation

July 27, 2021

Learn more about Dr. Sinclair by visiting her faculty profile and learn more about the Distinguished SFU Professor program.

Congratulations to Dr. Nathalie Sinclair, who along with seven of Simon Fraser University’s leading academic scholars, have been honoured with the prestigious title of Distinguished SFU Professor. This designation recognizes Dr. Sinclair’s outstanding performance and achievements, along with celebrating her international pre-eminence in the mathematics education field.

Dr. Sinclair’s research focuses on the embodied nature of mathematical thinking and learning, as well as the role of aesthetics in shaping mathematical experience. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Tangible Mathematics Learning, was elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, and received the Svend Pederson Lecture Award for her major and lasting contribution within the field of Mathematics Education.

The Distinguished SFU Professor title comes with a special requirement for members to share their work with the public through events such as lectures, panels and presentations. This recognition not only spotlights the contribution they have made to their fields in the past, but also helps them magnify that impact through public engagement and student and faculty mentorship.