Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Christopher Kobrak, 1950-2017

We are deeply saddened to report the death of Christopher Kobrak, Wilson/Currie Chair of Canadian Business & Financial History and long-time BHC member; he died this week in Paris. He was on the board of the European Business History Association, and served as a trustee of the Business History Conference, 2007-10. He worked on the BHC Finance Committee, 2010-2013 and was serving on the BHC's Hagley Prize Committee at the time of his death. He was also vice-chairman of the Canadian Business History Society and active in promoting its growth.
     Fellow business historian Andrew Smith has published an appreciation on his blog, "The Past Speaks," that provides an overview of Chris Kobrak's background and academic work. We will update this post with further details and links to obituaries and memorials as they become available.
   Jan. 13: Jeff Fear has added an appreciation on the ABH site.
   Jan. 14: "Remembering Chris Kobrak," dean of Rotman School of Management
   Jan. 15: "In Memoriam" from the EBHA via Andrea Schneider
   Jan. 19: A Memorial Blog has been established.