It is with sadness that we mark the passing of Mel Watkins (May 15, 1932 – April 2, 2020). Mel was a “giant” among Canadian political economists, a savvy political organizer, and by all accounts, a person dear to many for his generosity of spirit and kindness. Mel was a frequent presenter and guest at the annual conferences of the Society of Socialist Studies and a contributor to this Journal.
In this “Tribute to Mel Watkins” we have collected memories and recollections of colleagues and friends — but this is just the “tip of the iceberg” in terms of the many scholarly and lasting contributions of Mel Watkins. We invite readers to share their own memories and recognitions at the bottom of this web page.