Virtually normal: Montreal student tries to contact his online prof, only to learn he’s dead

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MONTREAL — Feeling a little disconnected in a world of virtual meetings, events and lectures?

No one’s come face-to-face with the new reality quite the same way as Aaron Ansuini, a Montreal student who tried to contact his university lecturer this month. 

Ansuini attends Concordia University and is taking a course on Canadian art history, taught, of course, by video.

But at one point he had a question, so he looked up the professor, Francois Marc Gagnon, to find his email address. Then he got a shock.

“When I was looking up his name to get his email address I pulled up his obituary,” Ansuini said.

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