In Memoriam: Yuri Khidirov 

With sadness, we announce the death or our dear colleague Dr. Yuri Khidirov on Jan. 23, after a valiant struggle with cancer.

Yuri joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in 2000. He taught a wide range of courses from introductory to graduate, and was immediately hailed as a remarkable teacher. Students invariably asked to be transferred into his section and were unhappy when they were told that there was no more room.

He began his academic career as a faculty member at Yaroslavl State University in Russia. He came to Canada in 1996 and held appointments at several universities before coming to Concordia in 2000.

Although his most important contribution was teaching, he was also active in research and had a number of published refereed articles. He also designed and administered several key multi-section courses.

Although Yuri was quite ill for over a year, he continued to work until the last few weeks with his usual soft-spoken manner and cheerful smile. He fought as hard as he could and remained optimistic throughout.

His memory will always remain with us, and his courage and dignity may inspire others who face a similar battle. Our thoughts are with his loving wife Olga, and his children Irinia, Igor, Natasha and Edward.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Concordia University