In Memoriam: Leah Sherman
Leah Sherman, a founder of the Sir George Williams Department of Fine Arts, a pioneer in Art Education and a defender of the arts, passed away on Sept. 2, 2015, at the age of 89. After completing her graduate studies at New York University, Sherman was hired at Sir George Williams University, her alma mater, in 1960 as an assistant professor. A year later, along with Alfred Pinsky and Stanley Horner, Sherman founded the university’s Department of Fine Arts, which in 1974 became the Faculty of Fine Arts. Sir George Williams University also merged with Loyola College in 1974, to create Concordia University in Montreal. It was in the 1960s, however, that Leah Sherman put into place the BFA, MA and the first and only PhD in Art Education in Canada. For her lifetime as a defender and promoter of the arts inside and outside of the university, Sherman was made an honorary lifetime member of the Canadian Society for Education through Art. CSEA would like to acknowledge the great contributions made to Art Education in Canada, by Leah Sherman during her lifetime. She will be greatly missed.