Ellen Gee

Sociology & Anthropology


In Memoriam: 1950-2002

Ellen Gee was a renowned SFU sociologist and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology until her untimely death in 2002. She was an authority on Canadian demography, the sociology of aging and the sociology of family, with over 100 scholarly publications in these subjects. Ellen was the heart of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology which she chaired for more than six years. She left an indelible stamp on the Dean of Arts office where she served as Associate Dean for four years. Her loss is deeply felt in our First Nations programs and in Gerontology where her ongoing involvement made a real difference. Ellen meant a lot to a lot of people.

In Memoriam Remembering Ellen Gee
— Susan McDaniel

Dr. Ellen Gee Memorial Endowment Fund

The Dr. Ellen Gee Memorial Endowment Fund was established at Simon Fraser University in 2002 by the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Ellen Gee. The endowment supports the Dr. Ellen Gee Memorial Graduate Scholarship for Excellence that provides a financial award based on academic merit and record of public service contributions, to a Sociology or Anthropology student in their first year of graduate study at Simon Fraser University whose research focuses on family, gender, ethnicity, aging, health and/or social policy.