It is with a deep sense of shock and profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Greg Bahun . He died peacefully at his home in Dundas, Ontario on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the age of 38.
Greg has been a familiar friendly face in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology since his undergraduate days. His love for organic chemistry was apparent in his choice of research group; he was the first student to join the Adronov group. Shortly thereafter he took on the important role of Instructional Assistant for our large second year Organic Chemistry Courses, CHEM 2OA3 & 2OB3. In this role he has mentored and encouraged innumerable undergraduate students with his humour and easy approachable manner.
Greg was also a mentor and friend to many of our graduate students, through his role as the Teaching Assistant coordinator and his general love of life. He was a constant participant in theDepartment’s social activities, including his ongoing support of our baseball teams, and enthusiastic participation in Trivia Night at the Phoenix, Halloween parties, Golf Days, and all things that brought people together.
He will be dearly missed by the faculty, staff and students who have worked with him. Greg's obituary can be found here.
Lucas Sadowski, who received his Ph.D. in Alex Adronov's group, has climbed the tallest mountain in North America.
More details about his trip can be found in The Daily News.