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Granirer, Edmond E.
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Edmond Ernest Granirer (1935-2020), known to family and friends as “Eddy” or “Ed,” was born in Constanța, Romania. When Romania entered World War II, Granirer was smuggled with his family to Bucharest. As a young teenager, he attended the Jewish Trade School, Cultura, where he taught while also attending high school. At 15, he immigrated to Israel, where he graduated high school. Granirer studied mathematics at the Hebrew University and in 1959 was appointed Assistant for the Ph.D. program in the School of Mathematics. He later secured a two-year position at the University of Illinois, and after that, moved to a job at Cornell University. He finally received a tenure track position at UBC. From 1970 until his retirement in 1997, Granirer taught, researched and supervised doctoral students. He actively continued studying after his retirement; his last paper was published two months before his death. Granirer received many prestigious honours, including membership of the Royal Society of Canada. Granirer’s research on Banach and Fourier Algebras has been highly cited, with multiple papers in journals that include: Colloquium Mathematicum, Israel Journal of Mathematics, Illinois Journal of Mathematics, Australian Mathematical Society, and Southeast Asian Bulletin of Mathematics, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society and Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society amongst many others.