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Yosef Wosk (Vancouver)

Yosef Wosk Yosef Wosk was the Director of Interdisciplinary Programs in Continuing Studies and still serves as Shadbolt Fellow and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Humanities at Simon Fraser University where he developed seminal programs such as The Philosophers' Cafe and The Canadian Academy of Independent Scholars. In addition to being an ordained rabbi and receiving two honorary doctorates, he holds Ph.D.s in Religion & Literature as well as in Psychology, and Masters degrees in Education and in Theology. Yosef has founded and supported hundreds of libraries worldwide, endowed Vancouver's Poet Laureate, and has lectured at a number of universities and institutes of higher learning throughout the world. Identified as one of the top ten thinkers and most thoughtful citizens in the province, he is an appointed member of The Order of British Columbia, a recipient of both The Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals and included in Canadian Who's Who. Active in communal affairs, especially in the areas of education, libraries, museums, the arts, social services, heritage conservation, gardens, philanthropy and religion, Yosef is a media commentator, public speaker and published author. Photo Credit: Joshua Berson