CÉGEP instructor, founding UQAM professor among dead in Haiti earthquake

January 18, 2010

2 Quebec professors are among the casualties of last week's earthquake in Haiti. Denis Bellavance, a Cégep de Drummondville computer science professor, was lecturing at a university in Port-au-Prince when the earthquake hit. Students who survived the building's collapse managed to retrieve Bellavance's body and those of 60 students. Georges Anglade, a retired geography professor who helped set up the Université du Québec à Montréal, and his wife died in the quake when the house they were in collapsed on top of them. Quebec universities will observe a moment of silence this afternoon in memory of the earthquake's vicitms. UQAM News (in French) | Montreal Gazette | The Chronicle of Higher Education (free access)| CREPUQ News Release