Alex C. Michalos Lecture Fund
Named for one of ISQOLS former presidents and a preeminent scholar in the field of quality of life research, contributions made to the “Alex C. Michalos Lecture Fund” will permanently endow a series of lectures on “advances in quality of life theory and research“ to be delivered as part of ISQOLS international conferences.
Lecturers for the series will be drawn from scholars worldwide and from the many disciplines that contribute to quality of life research.
Only the income earned from this Fund will be used to support the lecture series.
Alex Michalos is a Professor Emeritus with the Political Science Department at the University of Northern British Columbia. He has been teaching social sciences and philosophy since 1962, with 28 years at the University of Guelph prior to coming to UNBC. He has published more than 23 books and over 95 refereed articles, and founded or co-founded 6 scholarly journals.
He is the President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s Sectoral Commission on Natural, Social and Human Sciences, and a past President of Academy II (Humanities and Social Sciences) of the Royal Society of Canada, International Society for Quality of Life Studies and of International Society for Philosophy and Technology.
Alex Michalos has been a consultant to many federal, provincial, regional, and municipal government departments and agencies in Canada and other countries, and his work has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Polish.
He has won several awards of distinction, including the:
- Gold Medal for Achievement in Research (2004) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (the Council’s highest honour)
- Award for the Betterment of the Human Condition (2003) from the International Society for Quality of Life Studies
- Vincentian Ethics Scholar Award (2002) by the Vincentian Universities of the USA
- Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Quality of Life Research (1996) from the International Society for Quality of Life Studies
- Secretary of State’s Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research in Canadian Studies (1984)
- British Columbia Political Science Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2005)
- Honorary Doctor of Letters from Thompson Rivers University, B.C. (2005)
- Deryck Thompson Award for Community Social Planning (2006) from the Social Planning and Research Council of B.C.