Trent University was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Frank Nutch on May 14, 2014. He was a professor of Sociology at Trent from 1972 to 2009, teaching in the areas of self and society, methods and statistics, environmental sociology, the sociology of food, and the sociology of science.
An excerpt from his obituary:
Prof. Nutch received his M.A. from the University of Hawaii and his Ph.D. from York University, Toronto. His special interest was the sociology of science, and he collaborated with scientists in developing the technique known as photo-identification in marine mammals, particularly humpback whales. Critical analysis was his forte. Frank was an inspiring lecturer, but his talents extended far beyond the academic world. He was a gifted artist, amazing cook, avid gardener, enthusiastic scuba diver, and always the life of the party. Stand-up comedian was his true calling. Frank really loved his little girl, Spencer, a Jack Russell terrier. He always said that family was the most important thing and he found great pleasure in cooking a meal for family and friends. A visitation will take place at the HARRIS FUNERAL HOME, 220 St. James St., London, ON on Friday, May 23 from 2-4 p.m. Make your online condolences at the Harris Funeral Home website.
The University extends heartfelt sympathies to Prof. Nutch’s family and friends, and to all who knew him in Peterborough and at Trent University. In honour of Prof. Nutch’s time at Trent, the University has lowered the flag atop the Bata Library to the half-mast position.