David G. Barber, 1960-2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. David Barber on Friday, April 15, 2022, following complications from a cardiac arrest. David was one of Canada’s most influential Arctic researchers. He was a Distinguished Professor at the University of...
William (Bill) Francis Budd, 1938–2022

William (Bill) Francis Budd, 1938–2022

It is with great sadness that we inform you that William (Bill) Francis Budd died peacefully on 23 January 2022. Bill joined the IGS in 1962, served in the IGS Council and was Chair of the Awards Committee for several years. He was awarded the Seligman Crystal in...
Renoj J. Thayyen, 1968-2021

Renoj J. Thayyen, 1968-2021

It is with great sadness, we note the recent passing of Dr Renoj J. Thayyen, a valued member of the Himalayan glaciology community and of the International Glaciological Society. He recently came back from a field work in the Himalaya and was tested positive for...
Roger LeBaron Hooke, 1939-2021

Roger LeBaron Hooke, 1939-2021

Roger LeBaron Hooke passed away on 10 March 2021, a few days after sustaining severe head injuries in an ice-skating fall. He was 82 years old. As his widow put it to me, the ice finally got him. Roger’s scientific contributions covered a wide range of topics,...