Flags lowered in memory of Hugh Thorburn

Flags lowered in memory of Hugh Thorburn

June 5, 2014


By Communications Staff

Flags on campus are lowered in memory of Hugh Thorburn, a professor emeritus in the Department of Political Studies.

Dr. Thorburn came to Queen’s as an assistant professor of political science in the 1956. He taught at the university for nearly 40 years and served as head of the political studies department. He was president of the Canadian Political Science Association, author of a number of books and editor of Party Politics in Canada.

After serving in the Second World War, he completed his undergraduate education at Victoria College at the University of Toronto. He went on to earn a doctorate degree from Columbia University in 1958. While working on his PhD, he taught at Mount Allison University and the University of Saskatchewan.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial reception at James Reid Reception Centre (1900 John Counter Boulevard, enter through the rear doors) on Saturday, June 7 from 2-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Queen’s University Political Studies Scholarship Fund in honour of Hugh Thorburn.

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