York flag lowered to half-mast for Patrick Solomon

The University flag will fly at half-mast from today at 1pm to Saturday at 5pm to commemorate the passing of education Professor Patrick Solomon.  

Solomon died Oct. 4 of cancer. He joined York’s Faculty of Education in 1991 and three years later launched the pioneering Urban Diversity Initiative to make teacher education more responsive to the increasingly diverse Toronto population. (See YFile Oct. 8.)  

Visitation is today at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm.

The funeral will take place tomorrow at 10am at Richview Baptist Church, 1548 Kipling Avenue, followed by a private interment and public reception.