Best of all, my former masters program in Operations Research, the Centre for Operations Excellence at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, won this year's George D Smith Prize. This is the field's top prize recognizing some of the best education programs.
The UPS George D. Smith Prize is awarded to an academic department or program for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research.
I was honoured to be at the gala event, and ecstatic for the program's win. My career would not have looked quite the same without the program. So happy for them.
"I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well." - Alexander the Great
"There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies." - Robert Frost