Passing of Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Symes (Expired)

The Department of Computer Science mourns the passing of Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Symes on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.  The university flag was flown at half mast on Monday, September 23 in his memory.
 
Dr. Symes joined the University of Regina in 1970 as the Director of Academic Computing.  He contributed substantially to the creation of the Department of Computer Science in the same year.  As the first head of the department, he played a leading role in creating the first curriculum and teaching the first courses. Subsequently, he was Dean of Science, Associate Vice-President (Research) / Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, and Director of Information Services. He retired on December 31, 2008 after 38 years of service and was named Professor Emeritus of Computer Science in 2010.

Upon completing his PhD, Larry joined the University of Regina in 1970 and was instrumental in the establishment of the Computer Science Department. Among his many roles at the U of R, he was Professor of Computer Science, Department Head of Computer Science, Director of Academic Computing, Dean of Science, Associate Vice-President (Research), Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Director of Information Services, Associate Faculty Member in the Faculty of Engineering, and International Liaison Officer. He was seconded to the Department of Advanced Education and Employment as Assistant Deputy Minister of International Education; and seconded to Advanced Education and Employment as Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister. Larry retired in 2008 and was named Professor Emeritus in 2010. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/leaderpost/obituary.aspx?n=lawrence-symes&pid=167050612&fhid=5680#fbLoggedOut

Upon completing his PhD, Larry joined the University of Regina in 1970 and was instrumental in the establishment of the Computer Science Department. Among his many roles at the U of R, he was Professor of Computer Science, Department Head of Computer Science, Director of Academic Computing, Dean of Science, Associate Vice-President (Research), Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Director of Information Services, Associate Faculty Member in the Faculty of Engineering, and International Liaison Officer. He was seconded to the Department of Advanced Education and Employment as Assistant Deputy Minister of International Education; and seconded to Advanced Education and Employment as Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister. Larry retired in 2008 and was named Professor Emeritus in 2010. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/leaderpost/obituary.aspx?n=lawrence-symes&pid=167050612&fhid=5680#fbLoggedOut
Please refer to http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/leaderpost/obituary.aspx?n=lawrence-symes&pid=167050612&fhid=5680#fbLoggedOut for additional information.


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