Professor Jane Soons Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Jane Soons Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Jane Soons.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
Sad news – Death of Emeritus Professor Jane M Soons.
It is my very sad duty to have to inform you of the passing of our friend and colleague Emeritus Prof Jane Soons. She died late Tuesday evening. She was Canterbury University’s first female professor. Jane Soons was appointed as a lecturer in Geography in 1960. She taught geomorphology. Jane became known internationally for her study of the glacier-sculpted landscapes of the Rakaia Valley. She also made major contributions to our understanding of the glacial landforms of the West Coast and the movement of the Franz Josef Glacier. Jane Soons became a professor in 1971 and was for many years the only female professor on Canterbury staff. She convened the National Committee for Quaternary Research for the Royal Society and in 1994 she won a Royal Society Silver Medal. She was also a past President of the International Quaternary Association (INQUA) and Fellow of the Australia New Zealand Geomorphology Group. She was a foundational figure in modern geomorphology in New Zealand and an amazing role model for generations of female scientists.
On a personal note she was also our close friend.
Vale Jane Soons.
Jamie Shulmeister and Maree Hemmingsen
So sad to say hear of the passing of Professor Jane Soons, a giant of geomorphology and a pioneer female professor in New Zealand. A remarkable woman and scientist and a sad loss to her family and friends and the scientific community.
So sad to say hear of the passing of Professor Jane Soons, a giant of geomorphology and a pioneer female professor in New Zealand. A remarkable woman and scientist and a sad loss to her family and friends and the scientific community. https://t.co/87HKCsu7SR
— Brendan Duffy (@structuregeo) September 11, 2020
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.