UBC Flag Lowered on April 10 in Remembrance of Computer Science Emeritus Professor Richard Rosenberg

 The BC, Musqueam and UBC flags will be lowered on Wednesday, April 10, in remembrance of Computer Science Emeritus Professor Richard Rosenberg, who started teaching at the Computer Science Department in 1968, and played a pivotal role in founding and developing the department and the Artificial Intelligence research group.

His later work focused on the implications of the Internet for important civil liberties areas such as privacy, free speech, access, and ethics. He developed national and international privacy and ethics policies, particularly for electronic media, in Canada, the US, and Europe. His work was, and continues to be critical to promoting and protecting privacy rights.  Professor Rosenberg also developed methodologies for teaching ethics and professional standards to computer science students, and for dealing with ethical dilemmas as they arise in the workplace, educational institutions, and at home.

He was honoured with the BC Civil Liberties Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the IBM Pioneers of Canadian Computing Award, and the UBC Computer Science Founder’s Award.  To quote from former Director of BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association Vincent Gogolek, 'Richard is, and will continue to be, a beacon for all of us who continue the journey toward better information rights'.  

CS Department Head Chen Greif reflects, 'Many of us had the pleasure of seeing Richard in May of last year, when he attended our CS 50 festivities and was honoured with receiving our Computer Science Founder’s Award. Richard was a kind and wonderful person, who was loved by his family, friends, and colleagues. May his memory be a blessing.' 

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