Robert L. Jefferies (1936-2009)

Robert L. Jefferies

The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology is very sad to announce the sudden passing of Emeritus Professor Robert Jefferies on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, in Toronto, with his family at his side. Bob has been at the heart of the Department of Botany and now Ecology & Evolutionary Biology for a very long time. He will be missed by all of us. Funeral service will be private.

There will be a celebration of Bob's life in September. Details will be announced on the department website ( when they are known.

A scholarship has been established in Professor Jefferies' memory. Donations should be addressed to "University of Toronto" (with "Robert Jefferies" in the memo line) and sent to:

Office of Advancement
Faculty of Arts and Science
100 St. George Street
University of Toronto, M5S 3G3

Notes to the family may be sent to:

Sue Jefferies
100 Walmer Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2X7