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Carlos Prado

On November 22, TD Bank recognized Professor Emeritus Carlos Prado as one of today's ten most influential Hispanic Canadians. Among other things, the commendation noted:

A native of Guatemala, Carlos Gonzalez Prado immigrated to Canada in 1965. After completing his PhD in 1970, he began an illustrious career of teaching, research, and service in philosophy at Queen’s University. He has held two visiting Fellowships at Princeton University. In 2013, he was named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the nation’s highest recognition for achievements in arts and humanities. Dr. Prado is author or co-author of fifteen books and editor of four anthologies. He continues to have an extraordinary impact on the Canadian intellectual community in the fields of medical ethics and epistemology (the theory of knowledge). He has published ground-breaking work on aging, problems in Canada’s healthcare system, noncredal religion, and the role of rationality in suicide and assisted suicide. In addition, his research on the French philosopher Michel Foucault has built bridges between Anglo-American analytical philosophy and Continental European philosophy.