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CIPS Founder Calvin Gotlieb to Receive Honorary Doctorate from the University of Montreal along with Brian Mulroney and Elizabeth Cannon

The founder of CIPS Professor Calvin C. (Kelly) Gotlieb will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Montreal along with Brian Mulroney and Elizabeth Cannon. Professor Gotlieb has dedicated much of his professional work to the promotion of information science and technology and the advancement of national and international cooperation in this field. He is also a recipient of the Order of Canada for his work in establishing CIPS as Canada's association for IT professionals.

Selected Contributions to CIPS

  • Founding Member of CIPS in September 1958
  • Third President of CIPS
  • Chairman of the National Awards Nominating Sub-Committee, 1988-89
  • In 1988 CIPS established the C.C. Gotlieb Award which is presented to a Member who is widely recognized for outstanding contribution to CIPS through years of substantial efforts on behalf of the Society

Selected Academic and Professional Contributions

  • Has been called the "Father of Computing" in Canada
  • In 1948, along with Dr. Josef Kates and Dr. Harvey Gellman, Professor Gotlieb formed the first team in Canada assembled to design and construct digital computers and to provide computing services
  • Co-founder of the original Computation Centre at the University of Toronto in 1948
  • Established the first university credit course on computing in Canada on 1950, he offered the first Canadian graduate courses in computing in 1951 and in 1964 he founded the first graduate department of computer science in Canada, at the University of Toronto
  • Consultant to the United Nations on Computer Technology and Development
  • Consultant to the Privacy and Computers Task Force of the Canadian Federal Department of Communications and Justice




Three renowned personalities will receive honorary PhDs from the University of Montreal during doctoral convocation: the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney; Elizabeth Cannon; and the computer science professor Calvin Carl Gotlieb, all who have marked Canadian society in lasting ways. The honours will be awarded by university Rector, Dr. Guy Breton and Chancellor Louise Roy, at a ceremony marking the graduation of 510 new doctoral graduates.

“These three great Canadians all participated in building the world we live in, » said Breton. « Their innovations still have profound resonance today. They helped make Canada a country particularly well suited to the 21st century. For all these reasons, the University of Montreal is awarding them this distinction.”

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