Remembering Dr. J. Rhys Kesselman

Dr. Jonathan Rhys Kesselman passed away on Sunday, February 25th, following a short illness.

Rhys was our colleague in the UBC Department of Economics from 1972 to 2003, so many of VSE’s longer-tenured colleagues have treasured memories of him. Myself, I remember his excitement to talk to me about tax policy during my fly-out recruiting visit in 2001. His engagement with Canadian tax policy continued during his time at SFU and even since retirement—he just had a new article on capital gains accepted at the Canadian Tax Journal.

We at VSE offer our condolences to his wife, Kathleen Maiman. To learn more about Rhys’s life and career, click here.

– Kevin Milligan, VSE Director