Stephen Milne was a graduate of Oxford University and specialized in the politics of the Southeast Asian region, specifically Malaysia and Singapore. His published works include ‘Malaysian Politics under Mahathir’ and ‘Singapore: The Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew’. He held academic positions in various universities around the world. He was a professor at Wellington, New Zealand, as well as the Universities of Singapore, Bristol, The Hague, and the Philippines. Together with his colleague, Hugh Mackenzie, he pioneered the use of exit polls of marginal seats to successfully predict the results of the UK general elections of 1951 and 1955. He was founding Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia and was a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada from 1980. Stephen died May 31, 2014 survived by Diane Mauzy, professor emeritus of the UBC Political Science department.