Founder of Philippine Association of Saskatchewan honoured

Founder of Philippine Association of Saskatchewan honoured

The Philippines Association of Saskatchewan founder and first president, Dr Eusebio “Seb” Koh, was recognized by the organization last December 21 at their annual Chrismas Party. Over 400 guests welcomed Dr Koh with a standing ovation when a plaque was presented to him by the current PAS president Pete Escanlar.

Also present were Phil Ambassador Petronila Garcia, Regina MP Ralph Goodale, Regina Multicultural Council president John Findura, Regina MLA Michael Kram, and past presidents of PAS Ben Hernando And Luis De Paz. Dr. Koh’s daughters Ethel and Denise and their families all came taking up two full tables. Dr. Koh gave an inspiring message part in Tagalog and in English.

Eusebio (Seb) L. Koh has been a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Regina since 1999. He holds a B. S. (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines, master degrees from Purdue University and the University of Birmingham (U. K.) and a Ph.D. from SUNY, Stony Brook. He has published numerous papers in mathematics and has given lectures in Asia, Europe and North America.

Aside from PAS, Dr Koh also organized and was the Charter Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #12415.

Since his retirement from university teaching, he has published short stories and poems in various media outlets. He has been writing a column for The Filipino Journal. He has published two books which are collections of short stories, poems and essays: Like the Mimosa (2007) and Autumn Wind (2010).

He is married to Dony Viardo Koh and they have four daughters and twelve grandchildren.