Hellenic Studies at SFU and the wider university community was saddened by the loss of Professor André Gerolymatos in May 2019. As founding director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, friend and colleague André is missed by those who worked and studied with him.
Dr. Gerolymatos studied Classics at Loyola College (Dipl.), Concordia University (BA), and McGill University (MA), before switching to History for his PhD, also at McGill, where he researched British Intelligence and Guerilla Warfare Operations in Greece during the Second World War (1941-1944). He taught at Dawson College and McGill University before joining the History Department at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in 1996 as the inaugural holder of the Hellenic Canadian Congress of British Columbia Chair in Hellenic Studies.
Dr. Gerolymatos was an acknowledged expert on Greek history and international relations, and his many books include: Red Acropolis, Black Terror: The Greek Civil War and the Origins of Soviet-American Rivalry, 1943-1949, and more recently, The British and the Greek Resistance, 1936-1944; Spies, Saboteurs, and Partisans from Lexington Books and An Internatio...read more
In recognition of the Dr. Gerolymatos’ dedication to the study of Greece and Hellenism, friends and colleagues have established the Professor André Gerolymatos Undergraduate Scholarship in Hellenic Studies to support his legacy in Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University. The fund will support Dr. Gerolymatos’ vision of Hellenic Studies as a broader, interdisciplinary project covering the study of Greece, from antiquity to the modern age.
One or more scholarships will be granted annually to full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a declared major in Humanities and are enrolled in either the Hellenic Studies Certificate or the Hellenic Studies Concentration programs.