Memorial service for Professor Jack McConnell planned for Nov. 7

jackA memorial service for Professor John “Jack” McConnell (right) has been planned for Nov. 7, from 4 to 5pm, in the Harry Leith Room, 004 Atkinson Building, Keele campus. McConnell, a professor of atmospheric science, provided more than 40 years of leadership to the Faculty of Science and the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering. He had been ill since March and died peacefully at home on July 29, surrounded by his family, with Irish music playing. To read the full Passings notice, see the YFile story.

The Harry Leith Room is located in the basement level of the Atkinson Building. Refreshments will be available after the service and will be provided by Michelangelo’s Restaurant (also located on the basement level of the Atkinson Building). All are welcome to attend.

The McConnell family has established the John “Jack” C. McConnell Memorial Bursary at York University to benefit students enrolled in the Earth and Atmospheric Science program. Donations can be made online at or by contacting York University at 416-650-8210.