Memorial for York Professor Charles Plourde set for May 8

York’s Department of Economics will hold a memorial celebration for Professor Charles Plourde on Thursday, May 8, at 2pm in Vari Hall "C", Keele campus, followed by a reception in the Charles Plourde Seminar Room, 1063 Vari Hall. Prof. Plourde died of cancer on Friday, April 4 (see April 7 issue of YFile).

All friends, students and colleagues of Prof. Plourde’s are welcome to attend. It is hoped that many of the people who knew the York economics professor will share some of their memories of him. Prof. Plourde’s daughter Carolyn Ensley is planning on attending the memorial and says she would like to hear people’s recollections and anecdotes.

Right: Charles Plourde

Anyone wanting to say a few words can e-mail Debby Groves, administrative assistant to the chair in the Department of Economics, at

In addition, a Charles Plourde Memorial Scholarship has been established. Anyone wishing to make a donation online can visit the York University Foundation Web site. Under "I wish to direct my gift to" click on "other" then enter Charles Plourde Memorial Scholarship.

Donations can also be made by phone at 416-650-8210 or in person by cash, credit card or cheque made payable to York University Foundation. The Foundation is in the West Office Building, corner of Ottawa Road and Ian MacDonald Boulevard. Cheques can also be delivered to Debby Groves at 1130 Vari Hall, Keele campus.