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Tributes in Memory of Professor Emeritus Charles Cadogan

For Release Upon Receipt - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tributes in Memory of Professor Emeritus Charles Cadogan

 

" Professor Cadogan was a socially minded scholar and humanist, a dedicated sportsman, and a colleague of whom it can be said represented collegiality at its finest. I played cricket with him, discussed with him strategies to promote the mathematical sciences, and in his retirement I jogged around the 3Ws Oval with him. He possessed a kind and developmental mind and was committed to the advancement of students and the improvement of colleagues. He loved the UWI and dedicated his energy and consciences to the advancement of its enhancement. "

Regards,

 

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

UWI Vice-Chancellor

 

On behalf of the senior management of the Campus and myself,  I offer our deepest sympathies, respect and appreciation for the life and work of Professor Cadogan. Professor Cadogan enjoyed a legendary reputation as one of the Campus', the University’s and Barbados' outstanding mathematicians. Yet I also knew Professor Cadogan in another capacity. He enjoyed exercising and a belief in the nutritional value of local foods. Many Saturday mornings in the 1990s he and I were the only occupants of the UWI gym and he regaled me with stories about exercising and its importance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Professor Cadogan will be sorely missed and the Campus is grateful for his dedicated service and commitment. 

 Professor V. Eudine Barriteau

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal

In my opinion, Professor Cadogan is one of the best mathematics educators this island and the region has ever seen. During his time at the UWI, Professor Cadogan has been able to teach mathematics to students in ways in which lecturers all around the world are struggling to achieve. While there is continued debate on why students are unable to grasp the mathematics, he was able to go into a class and leave at the end of the semester with virtually all of the students passing. Not just passing but passing well.

With respect to his research, he has been focusing on the ‘3x + 1’ problem. I can’t explain any of it but he took great delight in explaining its importance and why it was relevant to me. I did grasp it was a difficult mathematics problem which he enjoyed trying to solve.

Over the years I have heard nothing but good things from many of his past students, some of whom are currently lecturers in the Faculty.

In the end, the UWI has suffered a great loss with the passing of Professor Cadogan. With his passing, we have lost a vast amount of knowledge about the history of mathematics in the island, interconnections between the primary, secondary and tertiary levels and, an understanding of how mathematics in the Caribbean has reached the current crisis it is in now. It will take decades to rediscover and rebuild that lost knowledge.

 Dr. Colin Depradine

Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology

 

Charles Cadogan, "Cammie", was my friend and mentor from January 1981 when I transferred from St. Augustine to Cave Hill, to the time of his passing.

 

I was Deputy Dean during a part of his Deanship and succeeded him as Dean, owing much of whatever success I may have had in that position to his sterling example and guidance.

 

I met Cammie briefly while he was completing his PhD at Mona Campus, and followed his work in Graph Theory with interest if not total comprehension. More to my liking was his seminal work in Number Theory, specifically the 3x+1 problem which he may indeed have solved, at least partially.

 

As a teacher, Cammie was extremely successful because of his deep empathy for students and his conviction that mathematics at the undergraduate level should be understandable and accessible to any who could gain entry into the Faculty of (now) Science and Technology.

 

When the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics were amalgamated, Professor Cadogan was the only person sufficiently respected and of sufficient stature to lead the new Department, and make it work though its inevitable initial contortions. Once again I succeeded him and again relied heavily on his experience and advice.

 

Cammie will be sorely missed and his like will not be seen again in my lifetime.

 

Leo Moseley

Emeritus Professor of Physics.

 

 

 

My family and I wish to send our heart-felt condolences to Professor Cadogan`s family. He will truly be missed.

 

Cherise A Brathwaite

 

….

I referred to him as simply "Prof" when the Physics Department joined with Computer Science.  It was a tense time when the departments came together and he always had a very calming effect on everyone.  On many occasions I would pass by this office to see him with the entire board full of mathematics related to his research.  He would be thinking, hand-waving as he thought about the problem.  Very respectful person, a natural leader of his discipline who always put students first.  He encouraged me many times to take up weight-training. I have done so over the last year. Thank you for all the memories.

 Dr. Janak Sodha

Senior Lecturer, Physics

 

We are saddened having received the news of the untimely passing of the well-respected Professor Emeritus Charles Cadogan, a husband, a friend, a mentor, a dedicated professional who was never too busy to serve or help anyone in need.

Whether a moment in time as a Husband, A Colleague, A Friend, A Lecturer/Teacher,  A Counsellor you name it...Professor Emeritus Charles Cadogan was always on the job in quite an effervescent spirit.

Deepest Condolences to his Dearly Beloved Widow Lorna Cadogan, his Children and the entire family.

We can truly attest that we have lost a great Leader who we all know will be sadly missed by all including his past students who all had great respect and admiration for this Icon.

Trusting that Professor Emeritus Cadogan will be nominated and successfully awarded, a well deserved Posthumus Honor at our Nations' 50th Independence Anniversary Meritorious & Honours  Awards Ceremony this year for his dedicated service to Education and Healthy Lifestyle.  Also looking forward to his name standing tall at the University Of The West Indies Cave Hill Campus in memory of a gentleman such as Professor Emeritus Charles Cadogan, who possessed a wealth of knowledge, and which he always shared willingly with others.  Sir Hilary.....a true brother has fallen.

May Professor Emeritus Charles Cadogan Rest In Peace.

Judy Seale

JRM Seale Insurance Sales Associates

 

When I first arrived at Cave Hill way back at the end of the last century (the early 1990s), Charles was one of the first people to welcome me to Cave Hill. His office was just down the corridor from mine. If my door (in those prelapsarian pre-AC days) was open he’d always stop and say hello, ask if I was settling in ok. As I write these words I see in my mind’s eye his friendly face, his warm smile. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. Charles was a great scholar and a lovely guy.

Robert Leyshon

Senior lecturer, drama

 

 

Tributes in memory of Professor Emeritus Charles Cadogan

 

" Professor Cadogan was a socially minded scholar and humanist, a dedicated sportsman, and a colleague of whom it can be said represented collegiality at its finest. I played cricket with him, discussed with him strategies to promote the mathematical sciences, and in his retirement I jogged around the 3Ws Oval with him. He possessed a kind and developmental mind and was committed to the advancement of students and the improvement of colleagues. He loved the UWI and dedicated his energy and consciences to the advancement of its enhancement. "

Regards,

 

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

UWI Vice-Chancellor

 

On behalf of the senior management of the Campus and myself,  I offer our deepest sympathies, respect and appreciation for the life and work of Professor Cadogan. Professor Cadogan enjoyed a legendary reputation as one of the Campus', the University’s and Barbados' outstanding mathematicians. Yet I also knew Professor Cadogan in another capacity. He enjoyed exercising and a belief in the nutritional value of local foods. Many Saturday mornings in the 1990s he and I were the only occupants of the UWI gym and he regaled me with stories about exercising and its importance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Professor Cadogan will be sorely missed and the Campus is grateful for his dedicated service and commitment. 

 Professor V. Eudine Barriteau

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal

In my opinion, Professor Cadogan is one of the best mathematics educators this island and the region has ever seen. During his time at the UWI, Professor Cadogan has been able to teach mathematics to students in ways in which lecturers all around the world are struggling to achieve. While there is continued debate on why students are unable to grasp the mathematics, he was able to go into a class and leave at the end of the semester with virtually all of the students passing. Not just passing but passing well.

With respect to his research, he has been focusing on the ‘3x + 1’ problem. I can’t explain any of it but he took great delight in explaining its importance and why it was relevant to me. I did grasp it was a difficult mathematics problem which he enjoyed trying to solve.

Over the years I have heard nothing but good things from many of his past students, some of whom are currently lecturers in the Faculty.

In the end, the UWI has suffered a great loss with the passing of Professor Cadogan. With his passing, we have lost a vast amount of knowledge about the history of mathematics in the island, interconnections between the primary, secondary and tertiary levels and, an understanding of how mathematics in the Caribbean has reached the current crisis it is in now. It will take decades to rediscover and rebuild that lost knowledge.

 Dr. Colin Depradine

Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology

 

Charles Cadogan, "Cammie", was my friend and mentor from January 1981 when I transferred from St. Augustine to Cave Hill, to the time of his passing.

 

I was Deputy Dean during a part of his Deanship and succeeded him as Dean, owing much of whatever success I may have had in that position to his sterling example and guidance.

 

I met Cammie briefly while he was completing his PhD at Mona Campus, and followed his work in Graph Theory with interest if not total comprehension. More to my liking was his seminal work in Number Theory, specifically the 3x+1 problem which he may indeed have solved, at least partially.

 

As a teacher, Cammie was extremely successful because of his deep empathy for students and his conviction that mathematics at the undergraduate level should be understandable and accessible to any who could gain entry into the Faculty of (now) Science and Technology.

 

When the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics were amalgamated, Professor Cadogan was the only person sufficiently respected and of sufficient stature to lead the new Department, and make it work though its inevitable initial contortions. Once again I succeeded him and again relied heavily on his experience and advice.

 

Cammie will be sorely missed and his like will not be seen again in my lifetime.

 

Leo Moseley

Emeritus Professor of Physics.

 

 

 

My family and I wish to send our heart-felt condolences to Professor Cadogan`s family. He will truly be missed.

 

Cherise A Brathwaite

 

….

I referred to him as simply "Prof" when the Physics Department joined with Computer Science.  It was a tense time when the departments came together and he always had a very calming effect on everyone.  On many occasions I would pass by this office to see him with the entire board full of mathematics related to his research.  He would be thinking, hand-waving as he thought about the problem.  Very respectful person, a natural leader of his discipline who always put students first.  He encouraged me many times to take up weight-training. I have done so over the last year. Thank you for all the memories.

 Dr. Janak Sodha

Senior Lecturer, Physics

 

We are saddened having received the news of the untimely passing of the well-respected Professor Emeritus Charles Cadogan, a husband, a friend, a mentor, a dedicated professional who was never too busy to serve or help anyone in need.

Whether a moment in time as a Husband, A Colleague, A Friend, A Lecturer/Teacher,  A Counsellor you name it...Professor Emeritus Charles Cadogan was always on the job in quite an effervescent spirit.

Deepest Condolences to his Dearly Beloved Widow Lorna Cadogan, his Children and the entire family.

We can truly attest that we have lost a great Leader who we all know will be sadly missed by all including his past students who all had great respect and admiration for this Icon.

Trusting that Professor Emeritus Cadogan will be nominated and successfully awarded, a well deserved Posthumus Honor at our Nations' 50th Independence Anniversary Meritorious & Honours  Awards Ceremony this year for his dedicated service to Education and Healthy Lifestyle.  Also looking forward to his name standing tall at the University Of The West Indies Cave Hill Campus in memory of a gentleman such as Professor Emeritus Charles Cadogan, who possessed a wealth of knowledge, and which he always shared willingly with others.  Sir Hilary.....a true brother has fallen.

May Professor Emeritus Charles Cadogan Rest In Peace.

Judy Seale

JRM Seale Insurance Sales Associates

 

When I first arrived at Cave Hill way back at the end of the last century (the early 1990s), Charles was one of the first people to welcome me to Cave Hill. His office was just down the corridor from mine. If my door (in those prelapsarian pre-AC days) was open he’d always stop and say hello, ask if I was settling in ok. As I write these words I see in my mind’s eye his friendly face, his warm smile. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. Charles was a great scholar and a lovely guy.

Robert Leyshon

Senior lecturer, drama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










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