Calvin Carl 'Kelly' Gotlieb, 1921-2016

Calvin Carl 'Kelly' Gotlieb, 1921-

Father of Computing in Canada

Frequently called 'the father of computing in Canada', Gotlieb, seated at the FERUT, created the first university course on computing in 1950.  By 1952, his research interest led to the purchase of the FERUT (Feranti, University of Toronto), Canada's first electronic digital computer and the second such machine sold globally.  In 1955 he initiated the world's first long distance use of an electronic computer using telegraph lines between the University of Saskatchewan and the FERUT computer at the University of Toronto.  Gotlieb is a Member of the Order of Canada, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Engineering and Applied Science
Calvin Carl 'Kelly' Gotlieb, 1921-2016