John Barsby

B.Sc. B.Ed. M.Sc.

AuthorMathematician ▪ Teacher

The celebration of John's life was held on
Sunday, December 3, 2023
at St. John's-Ravenscourt School.

Link to John's Obituary in the Winnipeg Free Press 

John Barsby was a teacher for thirty-seven years. During that time, he won several awards for excellence in teaching, including a Prime Minister’s Award, an award from the Descartes Foundation, two Edyth Mae Sliffe Awards from the Mathematics Association of America, the Murray MacPherson Award for contributions to mathematical education in Manitoba, and a teaching excellence award from the University of Manitoba. He has a B.Sc. (Hons), B.Ed., and a M.Sc.

John’s writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail. He is also a three time winner in the writing contests sponsored by the Winnipeg Free Press, once for fiction and twice for creative non-fiction. His first published book titled "Fifty Years in the Classroom and What I Learned There" was published by Friesen Press in 2022.

In his spare time John does volunteer work for some of the mathematics contests run by The Centre for Education and Computing at the University of Waterloo. He lives in Winnipeg.