Dr Sean Egan
We are saddened by the news today of Professor Sean Egan’s death on Mount
Everest and wish to extend our condolences to his family and friends on behalf
of the University of Ottawa. Sean has been an important contributor to the
academic fabric of our institution since 1977 and it is hard to imagine this
campus without him.
At 63, Sean taught us all to follow our dreams regardless of the obstacles.
His academic accomplishments in human kinetics are impressive and he has
nourished the minds of thousands of students who have passed through the halls
of this University. His expertise and innovation were greatly admired by
colleagues in his field.
Sean was a published author with his book, The Psychology of Health: In
Pursuit of Wellness, now in its second edition. He earned his Diploma in
Education in Waterford in Ireland, completed a BA in Literature atUniversity
College Dublin, a DES in physical education at ENSEPS in Paris, and a PhD in
Sport Psychology and Motor Learning at the University of Oregon.
We would also like to pass on our condolences to Terry Kell and the entire
team at Kanatek Technologies.
Our thoughts accompany the climbers who are still on Mount Everest.
Gilles G. Patry
President and Vice-Chancellor
Sean, who will be missed...
Dr Sean Egan Thank You, I am sadden, but happy you lived.
was a professor of mine for for the past 5 years. He was someone who I truly
admired and respected. His passion for all aspects of health and wellnesss
was remarquable. He will be very sadly missed and never forgotten. He was
the best professor and a friend that I will always remember. I am shocked by
his death but comforted in knowing that he died while doing what he loved.
God bless you Sean:
I graduated two years ago in human
kinetics at Ottawa U. Sean was one of my teachers during the four years I
spent in the program. He was not only the best teacher I ever had, but he was
also a friend. I will always remember him as one the most in shape person I
ever met. Just to tell you what kind of man he was, I remember him running the
BIP TEST with me in one of his course (Training method). What amazed me is
the fact that he ran with me (for about twelve minutes) because I was the only
one left in the group. He did that right after he had just run with another
group. Also, in a soccer course I was taking with him, he would run and play
with us as if he was our age. He was amazing. The news of his death shocked
me. But I find comfort that it happens while he was doing what he loved. May
God bless you Sean. May He give comfort to all your friends and loved one. Mac
Sean was a professor of mine
and someone who I truly admired and who was quite inspirational to me. I
had read and heard about some of the amazing feats of physical and mental
toughness he had accomplished and of his cycling trip from Vancouver to Ottawa
that he did last summer and it sparked a great deal of interest in me. He took
about an hour out of his busy schedule to sit down with me and tell me all
about it and what I could expect. I'll be doing this trip in a year from now
and I can guarantee you that he will be on my mind every day. My deepest
sympathies go out to his family. Brian
Hello. I am a regular visitor
to your site. As a fellow Canadian I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dr.
Egan's death. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Heather Courage
I am shocked and saddened by
the news about Sean’s death. I met Sean in 2000 at Everest base camp and we
have been friends since. He invited me to join his expedition this year,
unfortunately I had different plans for the Spring season. We agreed to get
together in Kathmandu after the expedition. Rest in peace my friend. Wherever
you are, in your own words “…keep smiling, lad”. Ray Yeritsian. California,
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Earlier this morning, Canadian Dr Sean Egan who was leading an expedition on
Mount Everest, collapsed and died on his way down the mountain. It was Dr
Egan’s third trip to the mountain, and it was to be his first summit attempt.
had been suffering from a respiratory infection, since arriving at Base Camp
on Mount Everest and had decided to head down the mountain to a lower altitude
to aid his recovery and to seek further medical advice. He was in Dughla, on
his way to Pheriche, when it is believed he suffered a cardiac arrest, just
before noon on Friday April 29th.
was a professor of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa.
is being transported to Kathmandu before being brought back to Canada.
details will be made available as they become known.
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