A celebration of the life of University of Guelph sociology professor Kerry Preibisch, who died Jan. 28, will take place Feb. 13.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church, 210 Silvercreek Parkway N., Guelph. A reception will follow.

Participants are encouraged to bring pertinent photographs and other memorabilia to place on a traditional Mexican altar during the celebration.

Campus flags will be lowered to half-mast in Preibisch’s honour Feb. 16.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to a scholarship to be established at the University in Preibisch’s name. The scholarship will support student research intended to improve the lives of migrant workers in Canada.

Preibisch studied international migration and development, especially gender and migrant issues in rural Canada. Her partner, Spencer Henson, is a professor in U of G’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics.