Celebrating the Life of Master Patterson Hume

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On Wednesday, November 20th from 3:00 to 5 p.m. we’ll gather at Massey College to celebrate the life and contributions of Master Patterson Hume.

Master Emeritus Pat Hume died on May 9th, 2013 at the age of 90. He was an internationally regarded pioneer and leader in computer science at the University of Toronto and one of the most widely known and best respected academic educators in Canada. He was also co-host of the early years of CBC’s The Nature of Things. A kind and generous man, Pat had a mischievous sense of humour that delighted his colleagues. He will always be honoured and recognized as one of the founding members of the Department of Computer Science.

Professor Hume was first elected a Senior Fellow of the college in 1973 and served as its second Master from 1981 to 1988. He and his wife Patricia presided over the Master’s Lodging for seven years and contributed two sons to the Junior Fellowship. His granddaughter is currently a Junior Fellow, making the Humes the first three-generation family in the college’s history.