Abstrait/ Abstract: Mr. Lewis will discuss the importance
of mathematics education in creating a questioning and informed
Stephen Lewis is the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for
HIV/AIDS in Africa. He is also a Commissioner for the World Health
Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health,
and a Senior Advisor to the Mailman School of Public Health at
Columbia University in New York. He is also a director of the
Stephen Lewis Foundation, which is dedicated to easing the pain
of HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Stephen Lewis is a Companion of the Order of Canada, a former
leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party, and was Maclean's
magazine's inaugural "Canadian of the Year" in 2003.
He received the Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Award from
the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. In 2004,
he was awarded the Pearson Peace Medal by the United Nations Association
in Canada, celebrating outstanding achievement in the field of
international service and understanding.
Stephen Lewis holds 20 honorary degrees from Canadian universities,
and in April 2005 was named by TIME magazine as one of the 100
most influential people in the world. He has also served as Canadian
Ambassador to the United Nations, and as the Deputy Executive
Director of UNICEF in New