In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Janis Langins (1945-2019)

With sadness, I write to note the passing of Janis Langins, Emeritus Professor at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto. Craig Fraser, a colleague at IHPST, has written a short notice at the IHPST website, and the Toronto Star has an obituary notice with information … Continue reading In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Janis Langins (1945-2019)

In Memory of a Discipline Builder: Richard Adrian Jarrell (1946–2013)

By Yves Gingras All historians of Canadian science, technology and medicine, as well as sociologists and others interested in these fields, could only be surprised and shocked upon learning that Richard Adrian Jarrell died suddenly on 28 December 2013. Born in the United States on 29 August 1946, Richard was only 67 and still full … Continue reading In Memory of a Discipline Builder: Richard Adrian Jarrell (1946–2013)

Richard Jarrell: Statement from CASCA

With permission from the Canadian Astronomical Society/Société Canadienne d'Astronomie: Rich was the longest-serving member on the Heritage Committee of CASCA (Canadian Astronomical Society/Société Canadienne d'Astronomie, a person of considerable academic standing and high reputation, a renowned scholar of the history of science, and a committed and active member within the Canadian Science & Technology History … Continue reading Richard Jarrell: Statement from CASCA