XIX ISA World Congress

Our next event, the XIX ISA World Congress in Toronto (July 15-21), is fast approaching and we are delighted with the number of outstanding sessions: list and timetable available here.

Please also join us for the RC06 business meeting on the 16th of July (Monday) at 19:30, 714A (MTCC SOUTH BUILDING). The meeting will acknowledge the stellar service of the RC06 board, welcome the new board, share financial and membership reports, discuss future activities, celebrate Jan Trost’s life, and announce the winner of the RC06 Early Stage Family Scholar Award (ESFSA). After the meeting, we will continue our celebration at the ‘The Pint Public House’ from 21:00 (North building, 277 Front St. W., Toronto, ON, M5V 2X4).

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

In memoriam: Jan Trost

It is with great sadness that we report that our dear colleague and Honorary President,  Jan Trost, passed away on the 27th of February.

A message from our President, Chin-Chun Yi:

“With great sorrow, I am here to inform you that our honorary president, Jan Trost, passed away on February 27th, 2018. 

Dr. Trost had a long involvement with the Committee on Family Research. He had served as Vice-President (1978-1982), President (1986-90-94), and Honorary President since then. We have lost a dear colleague and friend who was full of enthusiasm and innovations about family research. Jan had also inspired many younger family scholars in Europe and in other parts of the world.

On behalf of RC06, the board will send our condolence to his family and friends. 

Let’s remember Jan as our long-term partner who had strong commitment to CFR!”

The memorial service will be held on the 29th of March, 1:30pm, in Sweden. Our committee is sending flowers and will plan a celebration of Jan’s life and contribution to RC06 during the ISA World Congress in Toronto.

This link will provide some details including a copy of the death notice and other information (available in several languages). Please feel free to leave your messages and condolences through the link. Let us extend our deepest sympathies to his family during this difficult time.

We will include a memoriam in our next newsletters as well as celebrate Jan’s life, achievements, and contributions at the XIX ISA World Congress. In the meantime, here is a link to Jan’s RC06 columns  published throughout the years in the Gazette (1999-2017) – this collection was kindly suggested by Irene Juozeliūnienė and prepared by Ria Smit, Rudy Seward, and Barbara Neves.

Second and final Gazette of 2017 is out!

Our second and final newsletter of 2017 is available here.

Exciting events, publications, and much more in this edition of the RC06 Gazette.

We wish all our members a wonderful 2018!