Mohammed Abdul Malik
We are saddened at the news that our former colleague, Mohammed Abdul
Malik, died on March 7 while on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Dr. Malik began a 30-year career at the university when he joined the
Mathematics Department at Sir George Williams in 1967, after receiving
his PhD at the Université de Montréal.
He was an active researcher in functional analysis, a scholar of the history
of mathematics, and served the department in many administrative positions,
He will be remembered for his kindness, his passion for his discipline,
and his love of teaching. He was particularly interested in the quality
and content of our courses, and in making mathematics more accessible
to students who are not mathematics specialists.
In the early 1990s the department adopted his fundamental modifications
to the way we teach calculus by implementing what is known as the reform
In the past few years, Dr. Malik was afflicted by a worsening case of
Parkinsons disease. With a lot of courage and determination, he
continued to teach, advise honours students, and direct students
theses, even after he opted for early retirement. He will be missed by
his many colleagues and students.
Our sympathy goes to his family.
Dr. Joel Hillel
Chair, Mathematics and Statistics