In Memoriam Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Hett

23 April 2020

We are sorry to report the death of Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Hett, who passed away in Edmonton on April 6, 2020, at the age of 92. Professor Hett was an historian of Canada who earned his PhD from the University of Rochester. He joined the Department of History in 1965 and served as department chair in the 1970s. He retired in 1993.
The University Banner will be lowered April 22-24, 2020 in remembrance of Professor Hett.
An obituary is published here: Edmonton Journal
The family has requested donations to the University of Alberta Library. Please contact Joanna Gye ( if you would like to contribute to a collective gift to the U of A Library from the department in his memory.
Ryan Dunch
Professor and Chair, History and Classics
University of Alberta
Department of History & Classics
(780) 492-0845