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It is with regret the Journal announces the passing of philosophy professor Mobin Ahmad on Dec. 19, in Montreal. Ahmad was recruited to Concordia, then Sir George Williams University, in 1964 from the University of Chicago. He taught philosophy until his retirement in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Ayesha K. Ahmad, and his children, in whom he instilled his love of academic inquiry: Omair Ahmad (professor and former chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia), Saba Ahmad (professor of mathematics at John Abbott College), and Ferhaan Ahmad (professor of medicine and human genetics at the University of Pittsburgh).
Christopher Gray, chair of philosophy during part of Ahmadís career at Concordia, recalls him as ďa quiet man, always joyful to meet, the consummate gentleman, kindly and devoted to his teaching duties and to philosophical inquiry.Ē Ahmad was mentored by the renowned philosophers Charles Morris and Warner Wick at the University of Chicago, who frequently expressed their amazement and pride in the novelty of Ahmadís ideas and writings.
Concordia offers condolences to the Ahmad family. Details on a memorial will be posted on the News site as they become available.