Kathryn Bindon (BA 71), former Concordia professor, administrator and principal of the School of Community and Public Affairs (SCPA), died in Kelowna, B.C., on September 9. She was 71.
“I was very sad to learn the news about Kathryn Bindon. She was much admired by her students and colleagues at Concordia, and accomplished many things in higher education internationally after she left the university.” says Concordia President Graham Carr.
“Katy had a hand in getting me the opportunity to interview for a limited-term appointment in the Department of History in 1983 and I’ll always thank her for that.”
A native of Toronto, Bindon earned a BA in history from Sir George Williams University, one of Concordia’s founding institutions, in 1971. She then headed to Queen’s University and completed her master’s degree in 1974 and PhD in 1979, also both in history.
Her doctoral research was on Canadian military history, which later resulted in the publication of More Than Patriotism, Canada At War 1914-1918 in 1979.