With heavy hearts, OISE shares the news of Professor Emeritus John Davis' passing on Wednesday, May 22. As many will recall, John had an open-door presence in the former departments of Educational Administration and then Theory and Policy Studies. He is remembered very fondly by colleagues and friends as a welcoming, fun, and gentle soul who always had time for fellow faculty, staff, and students. We remember him as a man of sincerity and kindness who was devoted to his students, and to those faculty and staff who had the pleasure of working with him.
John’s family has placed an obituary in the Globe and Mail. For those who knew John well, a Golden Bird Whistle “toast” may be an appropriate tribute, if an occasion allows. Please take a moment to remember our colleague and friend, Professor Emeritus John Davis.