Descartes medallists

White, Bruce

When Bruce White taught at Kennedy C.I. in Windsor, parents used to line up early in the morning to try to get their children into his classes.  When he moved to Vincent Massey S.S., the lineups continued!
Bruce has an extraordinary ability to bring out the best mathematical abilities in students. Pupils from his schools consistently won prizes in mathematics competitions and his school teams have won top prizes provincially and nationally.
Bruce’s efforts put him in the winner’s circle too. In addition to the Descartes Medal, he won the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence (1993), and two Edith May Sliffe Awards (from M.A.A.).
Windsor is Bruce’s home town. He went to Victoria P.S. and Kennedy C.I., then on to the University of Toronto and the University of Windsor. He became the mathematics department head at both Kennedy C.I. and Massey S.S.
Bruce created a computer science contest in Windsor, and still works with the Windsor Mathematics Enrichment Program which he started in 1986 to help kids work on problem solving skills. He continues to sponsor a Christmas party for inner city students in Kindergarten to grade 3.
Bruce taught many pupils who went on to successful careers in mathematics related fields, but his fondest memories of students are reserved for his own kids, Sue and James.

    White, Bruce
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