Our Athabasca University community is deeply saddened by the passing of Ida Chen, Academic Expert and Marker in the Faculty of Business on November 6, 2019.
Ida was a dedicated employee for 14 years, beginning her AU career on November 5, 2005.
Ida Chen worked as an academic expert for the Faculty of Business supporting our taxation courses TAXX 301/401. In collaboration with her husband, Clarence Byrd, Ida produced one of Canada’s leading tax accounting text books for over 25 editions. In addition to this, she and her husband also authored around 150 books that many accounting students have used.
For many years Ida has been a hard working and diligent colleague. She will be sadly missed and AU offers condolences to the family.
At Ida’s request, there will be no funeral/memorial service. There is no obituary available at this time.