July 2012Professor Emeritus Benjamin Singer died on July 8, 2012. Singer was an early member of the Department of Sociology who retired in the late 1990s. In the words of a former colleague, Ben was “always interesting, frequently difficult, but never dull as a colleague.” He added a great deal of colour and life to the department for more than three decades. During his retirement, he touched a number of lives, always leaving a memorable impression. He will be missed.