Obituary: Ernest Monga
Ernest Monga, professor at the University of Sherbrooke since 1991, passed away on July 23, 2019, at the age of 64. Born in Cameroon in 1955, he completed his graduate studies at the University of Montreal under the supervision of the late Serge Tardif. An educator beyond compare, he coauthored with Sabin Lessard the textbook Statistique: Concepts et méthodes, avec exercices et corrigés, published in 1993 by the Presses de l’Université de Montréal. A long-time member of the executive committee of Sherbrooke’s University Teacher Union (SPPUS), he was also chair of his department from 2010 to 2015. Among his many accomplishments, he contributed to the foundation of the Québec Association of Statisticians (ASSQ), which made him an honorary member in 2015. He was also chair of the organizing committee for the SSC Annual Meeting held in Sherbrooke in 1998. His students will remember him as a born communicator with a great ability to synthesize complex matters. His proverbial joviality and kindness will continue to inhabit the hearts of his colleagues and friends.