Retired Professor Rina Cohen from the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning has sadly passed away on Monday, January 16. Rina was a loving mother and mother-in-law of Leron, and Eldan and Ayala, a dear sister and sister-in-law of Hanni and Hanoch Gilad, Alex and the late Ester Strasser, and a devoted Safta of Judah and Levi. A violin prodigy in her teenage years, Rina went on to pursue degrees in theoretical mathematics at the Technion Institute and analog programming for the IDF. In Canada, she completed her PhD and went on to teach at York University and OISE, University of Toronto. She focused her work on Holistic Math Education, largely augmented by her personal practice of Mindfulness Meditation. She volunteered to assist women with newly diagnosed cancers. A devoted mother, she was known for her kind gentle manner and loving optimistic approach.
Please join us in remembering Rita.