Nassif Ghoussoub Receives Honorary Degree from the University of Victoria

Speaker: 
Nassif Ghoussoub
Date: 
Fri, Jun 12, 2015
Location: 
University of Victoria
Abstract: 
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.