The Octant was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Professor Bernard Bate on Friday. We fondly remember him as one of Yale-NUS College’s most affectionate and compassionate faculty members. To know Prof. Bate was to be close to him.

Members of the Yale-NUS community have set up a Facebook page (, where students, faculty members and friends can share their memories of Prof. Bate.

We plan to publish an obituary of Prof. Bate in the coming days.