13 June 2022
The CSSE Executive are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Lynn Thomas, professeure titulaire à Université de Sherbrooke and longstanding member of CSSE. Lynn is a deeply respected member of CSSE and a champion of research, pedagogy, and teaching in Canada. She has served in many roles within our scholarly community, including as CSSE President from 2018 to 2020, as President of both the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE) and Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education (CASWE), as well as innumerable roles on various CSSE committees.
In 2021, Lynn received the Herbert T. Coutts Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to CSSE and the Canadian educational research community. Lynn’s nominators highlighted her leadership, expertise, and genuine care for the people she worked with. Beyond her substantial formal contributions, Lynn also provided steadfast friendship, mentorship to graduate students, and much-needed insights across multiple fields of educational research. Our thoughts are with Lynn’s family and friends during this difficult time.