Laurier community mourns passing of Professor Barry Kay
Wilfrid Laurier University is mourning the loss of Barry Kay, associate professor in the department of political science who passed away last night.
Named a “Legend of Laurier” in 2016, Dr. Kay began working at Laurier in 1978 and has left behind a legacy of over four decades of work as a professor.
Rest In Peace dr. Kay 👴🏼 Laurier political science department won’t be the same without you 💛💜
— Spotted At Laurier (@SpottedLaurier) December 13, 2019
He authored or co-authored over 40 academic articles and book chapters, wrote hundreds of newspaper opinion articles, and was frequently interviewed by journalists across North America, providing an undeniable influence on Canadian political research.
Dr. Kay would also frequently appear on Global News’ election coverage.
So sad to learn this news. Barry Kay was a big part of our @GlobalNews election coverage, both federally and provincially, for many years. Thoughts are with Barry's family and the whole @Laurier community. https://t.co/3rz31sB7rk
— Mackay Taggart (@mackaytaggart) December 13, 2019
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
More information to come.