Elagu V. Elaguppillai



Who is Elagu V. Elaguppillai?

Dr. Elagu V. Elaguppillai is a prominent Canadian of Sri Lankan Tamil descent, a businessman, nuclear scientist, university professor, medical researcher, municipal politician and a community services volunteer for over 35 years.

Dr. Elaguppillai was born in Sri Lanka and had his high school education in Northern Sri Lanka. He obtained his B.Sc. degree with a First Class Honours from the University of Ceylon, Colombo, and became the recipient of the Gold Medal for his best performance in the entire science faculty for the year 1964. Subsequently, he was awarded the Canadian Commonwealth scholarship to pursue his higher studies in the Department of Physics, University of Toronto, which brought him to Canada in September 1967. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Nuclear Physics from the Department of Physics, University of Toronto in 1968 and 1970 respectively.

After obtaining his Ph. D, he became a tenured professor in Physics at the University of Penang, Malaysia in 1970, and University of Zambia in 1972 and University of Toronto in 1974, authored several research publications. He joined the Carleton University in 1992, where he developed a graduate course in Radiation Protection, and has been the instructor for the course since then.

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Also known as
  • Elagu Elaguppillai
  • Sri Lankan Tamils
  • Canada
  • University of Toronto

on July 23, 2013


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