In Memoriam: Sonia Labatt (1937-2022)
The University of Toronto and its students have lost a loyal friend, a brilliant teacher, and a visionary benefactor with the passing of Sonia Labatt (BA 1960 UC, MA 1990, PhD 1995, Hon LLD 2011). She leaves behind a legacy of support at the University and at health-care institutions throughout Toronto.
“Sonia Labatt has always given generously of her time and wisdom,” says U of T president Meric Gertler. “She was passionate about improving the human condition in multiple ways. As a scholar, she aimed to deepen our understanding of complex, external environments and the forces that shape them. And as a philanthropist, Sonia supported research on the equally complex, internal realm of mental health and well-being. I extend sincerest condolences from the University community to Arthur, Sheila, Jacquie and John. She will truly be missed.”