On Thursday, November 10, the University of Victoria bestowed an Honorary Doctor of Engineering on DCS Professor Emeritus C.C. "Kelly" Gotlieb. UVic describes their honorary degree as "the highest honour the university can bestow for distinguished achievement in scholarship, research, teaching, the creative arts and public service."
Kelly received this honour in recognition of his pioneering work in Computer Science, including his founding of the first computing centre in the country. Read the full citation here
In honour of this very distinguished occasion, the B.C. and Victoria chapters of Canada's Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) held a dinner at the Union Club of British Columbia. In the dinner program, CIPS noted, "As the co-founder in 1958, and an early national president of CIPS, Dr.Gotlieb was instrumental in [the] development of Canada’s professional organization for I.T. practitioners. In 1988, he gave his name to the new C.C. Gotlieb CIPS Contribution Award. In 1996, in recognition of his outstanding career … and his enormous contributions to CIPS … he received the Order of Canada."
Kelly also had the opportunity to speak to the Victoria newspaper the "Times Colonist", urging stronger efforts to safeguard systems controlling vital infrastructure from attacks. See the article here
The department continues to be very proud of Kelly's well-deserved recognitions and accomplishments. Congratulations, Kelly!