PIMS Founding Director Nassif Ghoussoub Receives Diamond Jubilee Medal

  • Date: 11/27/2012

On November 28, 2012, Nassif Ghoussoub, the founding director of PIMS, will receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony in Ottawa.

Ghoussoub served as PIMS’ director from 1996 to 2003, was a co-founder of the MITACS Network of Centres of Excellence and founded the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) in 2003, of which he is the current scientific director.

He obtained his Doctorat d'état in 1979 from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France and is currently a Professor of Mathematics, a Distinguished University Scholar, and a Governor at the University of British Columbia.

His academic distinctions include the Coxeter-James Prize (1990), a UBC Killam Senior Research Fellowship (1992), the Jeffrey-Williams Prize (2007), and the UBC Faculty of Science Achievement Award for outstanding service and leadership (2007). He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1993, and in 2004 was awarded a Doctorat Honoris Causa from the Université Paris-Dauphine.

About The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal: a new commemorative medal has been created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for service to Canada. See www.gg.ca.