Descartes medallists

Dunfield, Brian

Brian Dunfield is recognized for the insight he has into mathematics and his ability to create and solve problems. And for nearly thirty years Brian has served on the Canadian Mathematics Competition problems committees.
He grew up in Toronto and has spent his entire career teaching there. His own public school was John Fisher P.S. and he went to high school at North Toronto C.I. He received his degrees from the University of Toronto and York University.
Brian has taught at Jarvis C.I. since 1971 except for one year which he spent at Danforth Technical School. Twice he has interrupted his career to travel. In 1988-89 he went to Portugal, India, Nepal, China, Hong Kong and New Zealand. In 1993-94 he visited Greece, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Brian is the creator of the Mind Over Mathematics contests for grades 7 and 8 students in downtown Toronto, and has coached many students in national contests. He also wrote Fungraph, a commercial software program.
Canoeing, tennis, reading, sailing, playing guitar and working for environmental causes are some of Brian’s pastimes.

    Dunfield, Brian
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