FRIEDA GRANOT, CM, PhD
Grad Year: 1969 and 1971
Faculty/Degree: BSc Mathematics and MSc Computer Science
Current Location: Advisory Council Chair Professor in Management Science; Sauder School of Business at UBC, Vancouver
Professional Highlights: A member of the Order of Canada, Dr. Frieda Granot is an award-winning mathematician and computer scientist who is a pioneer in the field of Operations Research. When she was appointed at UBC Sauder in 1976, she was the only female tenure track faculty member, and remained so for close to 10 years. She was also the first female Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Interdisciplinary Research. She is still the only female faculty member in the UBC Sauder’s Operations and Logistics Division, and often participates in workshops, panel discussions and other events to encourage young women to study the sciences and engineering. Dr. Granot is a champion of the under-represented and has helped to raise millions of dollars to support UBC students with disabilities, Indigenous students and women in science. Dr. Granot also was honored as one of Top 100- Canada’s Most Powerful Women award in the Trailblazers and Trendsetters category for promoting women in science and engineering.
A proud Technion alumna, Dr. Granot reflects on the benefits of her Technion education.