Melanie Pollock Bio, Wiki
Melanie Pollock is a human rights advocate best known for being the wife of Leo Panitch, a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy at York University.
Since 1985, he served as co-editor of the Socialist Register, which describes itself as “an annual survey of movements and ideas from the standpoint of the independent new left”. It is being reported that he has died on 19 December 2020 from COVID-19.
Melanie Pollock & Leo Panitch
Panitch married Melanie Pollock of Winnipeg in 1967. She is a longtime activist and human rights advocate who teaches in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto. In 2006, Melanie Panitch earned a doctorate in social welfare from the City University of New York. Her thesis, on the history of the Canadian Association for Community Living, focused on mothers’ campaigns to close institutions and gain human rights for disabled Canadians. In 2007, it was published as Disability, Mothers and Organization: Accidental Activists.
The Panitches had two children. Maxim is a photographer, writer, and Scrabble champion while Vida is a philosophy professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.
Leo Panitch Death & Cause
Leo Panitch died on 19 December 2020 of COVID-19 which he contracted in a hospital while receiving treatment for multiple myeloma.
So sad at the loss of Leo Panich – a serious thinker about a post-capitalist world.
Last met him a couple of months ago and we had a wonderful discussion on the bright future of socialism.#leopanitch
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) December 20, 2020