Calvin Gotlieb, Canadian professor and computer scientist, Died at 95


Calvin Carl “Kelly” Gotlieb was born on March 27, 1921, and died on October 16, 2016.

He was a Canadian professor and computer scientist.

Calvin has been called the “Father of Computing” in Canada.

Calvin Gotlieb was a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Toronto.

Gotlieb received a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1942, a Master of Arts in 1944 and a Ph.D. in 1947 from the University of Toronto.

During 1948, he co-founded the computation center at the University of Toronto and was part of the first team in Canada to build computers and to provide computing services.

Gotlieb created the first university course on computing in Canada in 1950 and in 1951 offered the first graduate course.

During 1964, Calvin Gotlieb helped to found the first Canadian graduate department of computer science at the University of Toronto.

During 1958, Calvin Gotlieb was a co-founder the Canadian Information Processing Society and was its president from 1960 to 1961.

He was made a Member of the Order of Canada, in 1995.

Calvin Gotlieb was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and in 2006, a founding Fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society.

During 1994, he received the International Federation for Information Processing Isaac L. Auerbach Award and was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Calvin Gotlieb was married to Phyllis Bloom, a Canadian science fiction novelist and poet, from 1949 until her death in 2009.

They had three children, son Leo Gotlieb, daughters Margaret Gotlieb and Jane Lipson.

Calvin Gotlieb passed away at 95 years old.