Tree dedicated to memory of former head of Economics

The Faculty of Science is inviting the campus community to a reception and tree dedication to honour the memory of former head of Economics, Dr. Peter Townley, who passed away in August 2012.

The ginko tree was planted in the fall of 2014 and all are invited to a reception scheduled for 3 p.m., Friday, May 1, Essex Hall student lounge, Room 250.

 “Peter provided valuable leadership during a time of transition in the Department of Economics. He was a highly respected mentor, teacher, researcher and colleague who embodied the spirit of a true academic,” says Dean of Science Marlys Koschinsky.

“He was well-known for his vibrant personality and sharp wit. I am very pleased that we can honour Peter by dedicating this tree in his memory.”

To RSVP, please email:, by Friday April 24.