Order of Canada honours for B.C. residents

Order of Canada honours for Nassif Ghoussoub, a Lebanese Canadian from vancouver

Order of Canada honours for B.C. residents 



Governor General David Johnston has announced 69 appointments to the Order of Canada, including six from British Columbia.

Nassif Ghoussoub

Officer of the Order of Canada

Born in Mali, Nassif Ghoussoub has distinguished himself as a scientist, educator and mathematician working in the field of non-linear analysis and differential equations. Ghoussoub is a professor of mathematics at the University of B.C., where he also serves as a Distinguished University Scholar. He has won at least 11 major awards and distinctions, published dozens of academic papers and supervised the higher education of a generation of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Nassif Ghoussoub Receives Honorary Degree from the University of Victoria

 Nassif Ghoussoub

 Fri, Jun 12, 2015

 University of Victoria


Dr. Nassif Ghoussoub received the honorary degree of DSc at UVic’s convocation ceremonies on June 12, 2015. Ghoussoub is a world-leading mathematician who has played a critical role in building Canadian networks for the support of education and research in mathematical sciences. He is the founder of the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) and a co-founder of Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS). PIMS has transformed mathematics among research universities in western Canada by encouraging regional research initiatives. BIRS has gained an international reputation as a premier venue for mathematics conferences. MITACS, an offshoot of PIMS, promotes collaboration among mathematicians working in industry and academia. Ghoussoub, a math professor at the University of British Columbia, is a world leader in the field of partial differential equations.

Nassif Ghoussoub is a professor of mathematics at the University of British Columbia.

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