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February 7, 2002 In Memoriam



Eliza Haseganu

Eliza Haseganu

Eliza Haseganu

Her colleagues and students in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering were shocked to hear of the death on January 22, from cancer, of Professor Eliza Haseganu, at the age of 62.

Educated in Romania, she had nearly finished her doctoral work when the political situation forced her to emigrate, and she had to begin her PhD all over again. She came to Concordia in August 1994 as an Assistant Professor from the University of Calgary, where she did her PhD.

Dr. Haseganu was a meticulous and loving teacher, and the faculty advisor for many years to the Concordia students’ branch of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers. She took great pleasure in the annual presentation of the CSME gold medal to a deserving student in the department.

She was the recipient of the coveted Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2000, the Concordia Council on Student Life Teaching Excellence Award in 1998, and a Department of Mechanical Engineering Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching in Excellence in 1997.

At the time of her death, she was on sabbatical, and had made several trips to Russia and the U.S. as part of her work. Our sincere sympathy is extended to Dr. Haseganu’s husband, Vasile Zamfirescu. Her funeral was held in Montreal on January 31.

A memorial ceremony has been organized by the department, and will be held tomorrow, February 8, in the DeSève Cinema, in the J.W. McConnell Building on the SGW campus, beginning at 10:30 a.m.