Late Croatian linguist taught at York

Eminent linguist, a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and a great Croatian patriot, Branko Franolić passed away in London yesterday, wrote the Croatian Heritage Foundation Jan. 12.

Franolić was born in Rijeka on July 2, 1925. From 1991 to 1993, Franolić served as an instructor of French linguistics and Croatian language at York University’s Atkinson College.

He has published numerous works in many languages in the fields of linguistics and Croatian studies.

On air

  • Fred Lazar, professor in the Schulich School of Business at York University, spoke about recommendations in a report he wrote for the airline industry, on CBC Radio Jan. 25.
  • Poonam Puri, professor in York’s Osgoode Hall Law School and Law Commission of Ontario Scholar in Residence, and Richard Leblanc, professor in York’s School of Administrative Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, spoke to a Senate committee about Bill S-206, an act to establish gender parity on the board of directors of certain corporations, on CPAC-TV Jan. 24.