|Residence||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Alma mater||Brandeis University|
|Awards||Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada 1992, Jeffery–Williams Prize 2005, Fellow of American Mathematical Society, 2012|
|Institutions||University of Toronto, Fields Institute|
|Doctoral advisor||Richard Sheldon Palais|
He got his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. at Brandeis University in 1972. He was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in the summer of 1973. He served as the Director of the Fields Institute from 2009 to 2013.
Bierstone was elected a member of the Royal Society of Canada in 1992 and, together with Pierre Milman, received the Jefferey Williams Prize in 2005. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
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