Leon Johnson Ladner, a dedicated friend and servant of The University of British Columbia, died on April 12th, 1978, at the age of ninety-three. Born in Ladner, B.C., a community named after his father and his uncle, Leon Ladner went to school there and in New Westminster. After completing the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Laws degrees at the University of Toronto, he was admitted to the Bar in 1910, and began the practice of law in Vancouver two years later. He was the founder of Ladner, Downs, one of Vancouver's largest law firms. In 1921 he was elected to the House of Commons, and continued as a sitting member until 1930.
He was associated with The University of British Columbia from its very beginning, being one of the founding members of Convocation, which took place in Victoria in 1912. It was he who, in May 1921, moved the resolution urging the establishment of the University at West Point Grey. In 1955 he was appointed to the Senate of the University where he served as a member until 1961. In 1957 the Senate elected him to the Board of Governors. In recognition of his contribution and ability, Leon Ladner was reappointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council in 1963; he retired from the Board in 1966. For nearly twenty years he was an Honorary Lecturer in the Faculty of Law.
To further the international aspects of university life, Mr. Ladner took a leading part in inducing the Rotary Club to establish International House as its primary object, and he became Chairman of the Finance Committee which raised nearly all of the money for the construction of International House.
He donated the Ladner Carillon and Clock Tower to The University of British Columbia in honour of this province's pioneers, and he also established several Foundations to provide annual scholarships for its worthy students.
As a man who throughout his life made distinguished contributions to his country, his province and to this University, The University of British Columbia conferred upon Leon Ladner the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, in 1967. In his response, Dr. Ladner spoke of the importance of education. He considered it to be the greatest force in modern society for the advancement of the happiness and welfare of the people, and he believed no objective in life more worthy and more beneficial to one's fellow citizens than active participation in extending and enlarging the field of education.
Dr. Ladner was predeceased by his wife, Jeanne Lantzius. He is survived by three daughters, Helen Tolmie, Yvonne Killam and Beatrice Pottinger; one son Thomas; twenty grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; to whom the Senate extends its sympathy on behalf of the academic community.
David Gordon Laird, who died on October 16, 1985, was truly a pioneer, both as a teacher at this University and as a researcher in his chosen field of soil sciences.
Dr. Laird was born in Prince Edward Island in 1889 and received his early education at Prince of Wales College. In 1908, at the age of 19, he moved west and became the teacher of a one room school at Fairview, British Columbia, and later at Gibsons Landing and Steveston.
He returned to Ontario and completed his degree in Agriculture at Guelph Agricultural College in 1915. After a period of service with the Canadian Forces in France, during which he was severely gassed, Dr. Laird returned to British Columbia and was appointed to the Faculty of Agriculture in 1920.
Among his other accomplishments, David Laird undertook the first soil survey in British Columbia, travelling by foot and by horse throughout the Pemberton Valley. He was honoured by a number of organizations, a Fellow of both the Canadian Society of Soil Science, and the Agricultural Institute of Canada and elected to the Senate Club of the British Columbia Federation of Agriculture. Furthermore, Dr. Laird played a major role in the formation of the Natural Resources Conference in this province. He also served as President of the B.C. Academy of Sciences, as a member of the Senate of the University from 1936 to 1942, and on the first board of the British Columbia Research Council.
Dr. Laird's teaching abilities were legendary. He was loved and respected by his students, many of whom now serve in key positions in government and industry.
David Laird died at the age of 96. He gave thirty-four productive years to the service of the University, and played a large part in building the reputation which it now enjoys.
To his surviving family the Senate of this university extends its deepest sympathy.
W. Kaye Lamb, UBC's second University Librarian and Canada's first National Librarian, died at the University Hospital on August 24, 1999. He was born in New Westminster, BC on May 11, 1904, and attended schools there, in Surrey and in Vancouver. He entered the Faculty of Arts at UBC's Fairview Campus in 1923, where his principal mentors were Walter Sage, Frederick Soward, Garnett Sedgewick, Harry Ashton, and Frederic Wood. His academic life continued off-campus because during his undergraduate years he lived in Vancouver with the uncle after whom he was named, Joseph Kaye Henry, a Professor of English at McGill College, and at UBC in its first years. Upon graduating from the University of BC in 1927 with first class honours in history, he was awarded a Nichol Scholarship, which provided for three years of postgraduate study in France. During these years abroad he studied in Paris at the Sorbonne and the Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques. Returning to UBC for a year in 1929/30, he completed requirements for an M.A. in history. He then attended the London School of Economics, where he completed a Ph.D. in 1933, under the tutelage of Harold Laski. Most of his research was conducted in two great national libraries, the British Museum and the Bibliothque nationale, experiences on which he was to draw in future years. Upon returning to British Columbia he was appointed in 1934 as the Provincial Librarian and Archivist. In 1936 the government added to his responsibilities by appointing him Superintendent of the BC Public Libraries Commission; thus he presided over a period during which regional library services were being extended throughout the province.
In 1940 he succeeded John Ridington as UBC's University Librarian. Among his many accomplishments in this position were the construction of the first addition to the Library building, its North Wing, and the acquisition of the collections of his two great friends, Judge F.W. Howay and Robie L. Reid. Merged, these collections constitute one of the greatest resources for the study of British Columbia and Pacific Northwest maritime history, and are the cornerstone of UBC Library's Special Collections.
As the Canadian Library Association's second President in 1947/48, he was deeply involved in the fledgling Association's campaign to convince the Government of Canada to found a national library, a campaign whose success was realized when on September 11, 1948, Prime Minister Mackenzie King announced the appointment of Dr. Lamb as the Dominion Archivist "with the special assignment of preparing the way for the establishment of a National Library in Ottawa." On November 24, 1948 the Cabinet established a National Library Advisory Committee with Dr. Lamb as its chairman, and as a result of its work on May 1, 1950 the precursor to the National Library was established, The Canadian Bibliographic Centre. The Centre commenced immediately on two major projects, the compilation of a current national bibliography and of a union catalogue of the holdings of major Canadian libraries. A National Library Act came into effect on January 1, 1953, and Dr. Lamb assumed the title of National Librarian, a position in which he was to serve with great distinction until his retirement in 1968, the year following the opening of a new building for the National Library and Public Archives. By that time the National Library had acquired a collection of 600,000 volumes through legal deposit, gift and purchase; had compiled a union catalogue of more than 10,000,000 titles; was responding to more than 80,000 location requests per year; had published seventeen annual cumulated volumes of Canadiana; had established a microfilming service for Canadian theses, and published an annual list of theses since 1962. His career as Dominion Archivist was equally distinguished. He established a systematic program for the collection, retention and organization of government records, and created a Record Centre to deal with the increasing flow of federal documents. He collected the papers of Canada's prime ministers, many of which had been dispersed, and was one of the literary executors of William Lyon Mackenzie King. Since many of the important documents dealing with early Canadian history are held in institutions in England and France, he instituted a program of microfilming as a means of repatriating Canada's historical record.
In addition to his twin careers as an archivist and a librarian, Dr. Lamb pursued a third: as a scholar and writer. His first historical article was published in the Surrey Gazette, before he entered university. His writing career commenced in earnest while he was in Victoria, where he also founded and edited the British Columbia Historical Quarterly. During his years at the National Library and Public Archives he authored forty-seven journal articles, ten encyclopedia articles and seventeen reviews and edited for publication the manuscripts of Daniel Harmon, Simon Fraser, Gabriel Franchre and Alexander Mackenzie. He was also the chief editorial consultant for the Encyclopedia Canadiana. His astonishing productivity increased after his retirement, during which he published four major books of Canadian history, over a dozen more articles, and edited the record of the voyages of George Vancouver. Until his last days he remained a serious and constant reader, with a lively interest in current events and in developments within his several professions.
Dr. Lamb was a member of many professional and academic associations, and was elected president of almost all of them: the Canadian Library Association, the BC Library Association, the Society of Archivists (England), the Society of American Archivists, and the Canadian Historical Association, to name a few. He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1949, served as its President in 1965, and was awarded in the same year its Tyrrell Medal "for the furtherance of the knowledge of the history of Canada". He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1969. He was the recipient of many honours and awards, including honorary degrees from UBC (1948) and the University of Victoria (1966).
In 1939 he married Wessie Tipping, a French scholar, Vancouverite and another graduate of UBC. They are survived by their daughter, Elizabeth (Lamb) Hawkins (whose own professional career was spent in the National Library and National Archives) and two grandsons. In his will Kaye Lamb remembered UBC by providing funds for the continuing support of the Howay-Reid collection.
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Peter A. Larkin died on July 10, 1996 in Vancouver. Dr. Larkin was a member of Senate from 1966-1972 as a member at-large and from 1975-1984 as Dean of Graduate Studies. He was a remarkable man and highly respected by all for his scholarship, administrative skills, his wit and his engaging and warm personality.
He was born in New Zealand, raised in Saskatchewan, and studied in Regina College at the University of Saskatchewan where he received the Governor General's Gold Medal in 1946. In that same year he began his doctoral studies at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. In 1948, he joined the Institute of Fisheries and the Department of Zoology at UBC and remained at UBC (except for a period from 1963-66 when he served as Director of the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo) until his retirement in 1990.
He was internationally renowned as an expert and leader in fisheries biology, aquatic ecology and science policy. He served on many scientific boards including the NRC, NSERC, the Science Council of Canada, Science Council of B.C. and the Royal Society of Canada Research Evaluation Committee. He was also a member of the Fraser River Fisheries Commission and the Board of B.C. Packers Ltd.
Peter Larkin received many distinguished awards for his accomplishments as a scientist, an academic and a citizen. These include: UBC's Master Teacher's Award in 1971, membership in the Royal Society of Canada, UBC 75th Anniversary Award, Carl L. Sullivan Conservation Award from the American Fisheries Society and the Science Council of B.C. Career Achievement Award. In 1995 he was elected as a Member of the Order of Canada and in 1996 to the Order of British Columbia. Dr. Peter Larkin was awarded the esteemed title of University Professor in 1988 for his outstanding and unique contributions to UBC. As Eric B. Taylor noted in his memorial, "Dr. Larkin will be fondly remembered by all at UBC as a distinguished scholar, colleague, educator and administrator who gave so much of himself for the betternent of university life."
With the recent death of Beverley Kathleen Lecky, The University of British Columbia has lost a loyal graduate and an active lifelong supporter of her Alma Mater.
Mrs. Lecky came from a family whose connections with the University were unusually strong. Her father, the late George Cunningham, served on the Board of Governors for over thirty years. She earned her B.A. degree in 1938, while assuming an active role in student affairs. After serving on the executive of the Alumni Association, she was elected to the Presidency of that organization in 1968.
In 1969, Beverley Lecky was elected by Convocation to the Senate and, in accord with the policy of the time, was one of four senators elected to the Board of Governors. In 1972 she was reappointed by the government to serve a second term on the Board.
In addition to her university service, Mrs. Lecky was active in many facets of the community. She held numerous executive positions in United Community Services, and served on the Boards of the Vancouver Association for Retarded Children, the Vancouver Girls Club Association, the Health Centre for Children, and the Junior League of Vancouver.
Beverley Lecky's life was one of service, both to the community and to the University which she loved. Few alumni have given of themselves so freely and unstintingly. Few alumni will be missed as much as she. Beverley Lecky embodied all of the qualities which every university hopes to instil in its graduates.
To her husband, John, and to her surviving family, the Senate of The University of British Columbia extends its deepest sympathy.
On July 24, 1964, in the death of Chief Justice Sherwood Lett at the age of 68, the University of British Columbia lost its most distinguished graduate. The honours accorded him by the University, and the offices to which he was appointed or elected, in themselves testify to the admiration for his achievements, and the affectionate respect for his rare qualities of mind and character. He was a member of the Senate from 1924 to 1957; a member of the Board of Governors from 1935 to 1940, and from 1951 to 1957; the recipient of an honorary LL.D. degree in 1945; and Chancellor of the University from 1951 to 1957.
Born in Iroquois, Ontario, Sherwood Lett came to British Columbia in his early years. He began his university studies at the old McGill University College and continued at the new University of British Columbia, where he was elected the first President of the Alma Mater Society in 1915. Together with his wife-to-be, Evelyn Story, he drew up the first constitution of that Society. In the same year he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force of the First World War, and, while serving in France, was awarded the Military Cross. He received his B.A. degree in 1916 while on active service, and returned to Canada in 1919 with the rank of captain. Winning the Rhodes Scholarship in that year, he took a B.A. in jurisprudence at Oxford, and returned to practise law in Vancouver, becoming over the years an expert in corporation and income tax law. He was three times President of the University Alumni Association.
During the period between the wars he kept his membership in the reserve army, and in 1940 he went overseas again, as commanding officer of the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade. He was seriously wounded in the Dieppe raid of 1942, and was awarded the D.S.O. for conspicuous bravery. After convalescence, and a period of general staff duties in Ottawa, he returned to his active command as brigadier, and was wounded again on D-Day. He received the O.B.E. for his outstanding record, was several times mentioned in dispatches, and, three years after the end of the war, was appointed honorary colonel commandant of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps.
Civilian life brought steadily increasing recognition. He visited Japan on a mission for the Canadian government, was named president of the Vancouver Bar Association, and In 1954 was called to act as Commissioner in Viet Nam, heading the Canadian delegation on the International Supervisory Commission. He returned to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1955, and in 1963 became Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal, with the title of Chief Justice of British Columbia. An honour that came to him in 1957 may seem of small consequence in the list of these achievements, but it meant something to Sherwood Lett. He was named Great Trekker for the year by the U.B.C. Alma Mater Society, an honour reserved for an alumnus who maintains a notable interest in the University and makes the most outstanding contribution to the community.
Sherwood Lett's career, even in so brief a summary, speaks eloquently for itself. Comment seems impertinent, as we view the rise of the soldier from private to brigadier, of the citizen from lawyer to the position of Chief Jurist and to the distinction of being his country's representative on the international scene. Yet something further must be said of the scholar and gentleman who never sacrificed modesty to reputation, and never lost compassion in success. His life was compact of those virtues that lend dignity to human existence, even while their quiet simplicity encourages human emulation. Of many tributes, three will serve to show the range and nature of his impact on his fellow-men. In the words of the Prime Minister of Canada, "I know of no Canadian who has served his country in war and peace with greater distinction and more unselfishly." The president of the Canadian Bar Association said, "I do not think there was ever a judge who was more highly respected by the bar than Chief Justice Lett." Finally, the voice of the ordinary citizen is heard in a letter to a local newspaper. "It is 49 years since I stood side by side in the ranks with Chief Justice Sherwood Lett - he as a corporal and I as a private. I followed his remarkable career with pride and keen Interest - pride in Canada, a land that can still offer great opportunities for men and women of noble character and outstanding ability. Also I was keenly interested in Mr. Sherwood Lett's military successes, and his great interest in the field of education and later in his great success in the legal profession, all of which I know was brought about by sheer effort, with no favours and with a firm adherence to great principles."
To these tributes the Senate of the University of British Columbia adds its sense of privilege in having known and worked with Sherwood Lett, its feeling of sorrow at the loss of one who still had much to give, and its grateful respect to the memory of a man who was so unsparing of himself in the service of his university, his community, and his country.
Paul Lin served on the UBC Senate as an appointee of the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council from 1994 to 1999.
A graduate of the University of Michigan and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Harvard University, Paul had long-standing relations with and involvement in the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. He began at UBC in 1983 with an appointment as an Honorary Research Associate and later held an appointment as an Honorary Professor.
In his earlier years, he lived and worked in China from 1950 to 1964 as Artistic Director of Radio Peking and a university professor. These early ties were maintained throughout his career; and, in 1998, in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the development of Canada's ties with China, Professor Lin was awarded the Order of Canada.
Samuel Lloyd Lipson, a long time member of this university's Faculty of Applied Science, and a distinguished teacher and researcher, died on May 25. 1989. at the age of 75.
Professor Lipson was born in Odessa, Russia, and emigrated to Canada as a youth. After receiving his early education in Vancouver, he graduated from UBC in 1936 with a degree in Civil Engineering. During the following year he earned a Master of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology.
After gaining experience in industry, Sam Lipson joined the Faculty of Applied Science in 1946. In 1969 he was appointed Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, from which he retired in 1978. He served on the Senate from 1960 to 1966.
Sam Lipson was a man of many achievements, all accomplished with the same quiet competence which marked his entire careers
As a young scholar he earned a series of awards and scholarships, beginning with the Governor General's Silver Medal on graduation from high school. As a researcher,, Sam Lipson's name is associated with numerous projects concerned with the application of computer techniques in determining optimal structural design.
Sam Lipson's professional accomplishments were extraordinary. He held many positions and served in many capacities in the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia, including the Presidency in 1971.
As a colleague, his sound judgement, keen intellect and unfailing sense of humour earned wide respect and affection.
Outside the university, Sam Lipson's interests were also renowned. He was a devoted family man and a keen sportsman while making a lifelong commitment to his religious community, serving as President of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Pacific Region.
Samuel Lloyd Lipson's life was one of service,, to his profession, to his colleagues, to his family, his synagogue, his community, and to The University of British Columbia.
To his surviving family the Senate of this university extends its deepest sympathy.
Professor Ralph Raymond Loffmark was born in Vancouver in 1920. A man who appreciated the value of an education, Professor Loffmark pursued studies at the University of Toronto, the University of Pennsylvania, and UBC. He earned his B.A. and M.B.A., before going on to achieve Law and Chartered Accountancy degrees.
In 1962, Professor Loffmark entered provincial politics, serving first as B.C.’s Minister of Trade, and then as Minister of Health. After an illustrious political career, he returned to UBC as a Commerce professor in 1972, and specialized in teaching law to Commerce students. Professor Loffmark received a Master Teacher Award in 1975, became Professor emeritus in 1985, and continued at UBC until his retirement in 1990. From 1962 to 1966, he served on the Senate, as representative of the Faculty of Commerce.
Professor Loffmark was instrumental, along with Dean Peter Lusztig and co-founders Murray Leith Sr., Michael Ryan and Milton Wong, in setting up the UBC Portfolio Management Foundation. The UBC PMF has been a significant success at the business school, and is still recognized as a major achievement that would not have come to pass without Professor Loffmark’s vital input and expertise.
The death of Harry Tremaine Logan on the morning of Thursday, February 25, 1971, one week before his 84th birthday, seemed to many of his friends the end of an era. Born in Londonderry, Nova Scotia, a graduate of McGill University (1909) with Honours in Classics, Rhodes Scholar and a graduate of Oxford University (1911), in 1913 he began at McGill College of British Columbia a teaching career in this province that was to last for the rest of his life.
When McGill College became The University of British Columbia in 1915, Logan, a member of the original Faculty, was on his way to France, where he served in the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, whose official history he prepared in 1919 before returning with a Military Cross to the classroom in the following year.
In 1936 he accepted appointment as Principal of Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School at Duncan, BC, where underprivileged youngsters from the United Kingdom were given a healthy start in life. He Went to England as secretary of the Fairbridge Society in 1946 returning to the University as Head of the Department of Classics in 1949. He reached the age of retirement in 1952 but remained as Chairman of the Department for two years. Then, at the urging of his successor and his colleagues, he continued to teach and for thirteen remarkable years scores of fortunate students read Plato and Vergil under Logan's tutelage. In March, 1967, the Department celebrated "the Colonel's" 80th birthday and in the following month he taught his final class. In the last four years he visited frequently and maintained his interest in men and things Classical. Two days before his death, along with his former colleagues, he enjoyed a meeting of the Vancouver branch of the Archaeological Institute of America.
So much for the skeleton of a great man's career. At the memorial service the church was filled by men and women of all ages and from all ranks of life. In one way or another all had been significantly influenced by him. For he was a Teacher. How can one find an appropriate adjective? Perhaps it is best to write that he belonged - and belongs - with the true Masters.
He loved his students, he loved the University. Of no other man can it be stated that he was a member of the original Faculty of the University, that he served at each academic rank, that he helped to draw up the constitution of the Alma Mater Society, that he participated in the Great Trek (1922), that he sat as a member of Senate for twenty-four years (1930-1948, 1954-1957, 1957-1960), and of the Board of Governors for five (1941-1946), that he edited The Alumni Chronicle, that he wrote the official history of the University (Tuum Est, 1958), that he was acclaimed by students and alumni as the Great Trekker (1960), that he met his last class at the age of 80 (April, 1967).
He belonged, of course, to the Golden Age of the teaching giants, when the University was small and scholarship in the specialized sense was not emphasized. Thousands of men and women, in all parts of the world, recall that Logan was their teacher or their friend or both. For it was not necessary to sit in his classes to receive his advice and help, be the problem academic, financial, athletic, or personal. Many own their careers to him - and they have never forgotten, for in subtle ways he left his mark upon them, a mark that most of them have consciously retained.
He has another great love: the subjects that he taught. A former Dean once remarked, "You know, Harry can be pretty evangelical." Yes: his belief in the permanent values of the literature and civilization of Greece and Rome remained inexorably vital in his life. It is a belief that he bequeathed to man who are now teaching, including some who were his colleagues rather than his students.
As the years passed, no one referred to "Old Harry" or "Old Logan". It is related that Solon, the Athenian legislator and wise man, came in his later years to Egypt and discoursed with an old priest. After some conversation the priest exclaimed, "Oh Solon, Solon, you Hellenes are always children, an old Hellene doesn't exist, for you are all young in spirit".
Logan never spoke maliciously of any man. He possessed that indescribable quality that the Hellenes called arete, a quality characteristic of the gentleman. Solon, who was a difficult man to convince and slow to pronounce judgments, would have called him blessed. He lived a long and full and enviable life. He died as he had lived, quietly and with dignity.
To his widow Gwyneth, ever his staunch and loving ally, to his son Kenneth, to his daughter Barbara, and to the grandchildren we convey not our grief but our sympathy and our sense of loss, our pride in having known him and our determination that the traditions that he embodied will be perpetuated.
Alexander Russell Lord died September 14, 1961, in Vancouver at the age of 77. Dr. Lord devoted his life to the cause of education in British Columbia. He was born in Nova Scotia and won the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Queents University in 1910. He came to British Columbia immediately and served first as a principal and then as a provincial inspector in various districts until 1936. At that time he was appointed principal of Vancouver Normal School, a post that he held until his retirement in 1950. After his retirement he lectured first at the Vancouver Normal School and later at the Faculty of the College of Education of the University of British Columbia.
He well merited his distinction as one of the province's foremost educators, and he was accorded recognition for his deep interest in and contributions to education. He was a member of the Senate of the University from 1936 until his retirement. In 1948-49 he held the presidency of the Canadian Educational Association. In 1950 he was granted the Fergusson Memorial Award for his "outstanding contribution to education in British Columbia". In the previous year he had been an educational adviser to the United Nations. The University of British Columbia recognized his distinction by awarding him the degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, in 1948.
While he concentrated his efforts upon education at all levels he did not forget his responsibilities to the community as a whole. He was president of the Children's Aid Society., and he chaired a special committee on drug addiction under the auspices of the Community Chest. For many years he was a governor of Union College of British Columbia.
The University lost an old friend and a staunch supporter when Arthur Lord, formerly Mr. Justice Lord, died on July 17, 1982 at the age of 82. He graduated from The University of British Columbia in 1921. His last years were saddened by the death of his wife, Myrtle, who was also a graduate of this University.
Arthur Lord started his career with the University in 1915 as a member of its first class. He dropped out in 1916 to join the 196th Battalion which was known as the Western University Battalion. Subsequently, he served in France with the 46th Battalion and was severely wounded just after taking part in the Battle of Vimy Ridge. He was proud of his connection with the army and maintained his association on the campus with his old comrades. In the Second War he served as an instructor part-time in the Officers Training Corps at UBC.
Arthur returned to UBC in 1918 and graduated in 1921. He was active on the campus as President of the Alma Mater Society while participating in other organizations such as the Players' Club in whose performances he played leading parts. He also played a fine game of rugby on the first team.
In 1924 he was elected President of the Alumni Association and during the 1920's served on the University Senate together with his great friend Sherwood Lett. In 1944 he was elected to the Board of Governors where, for a number of years, he acted as Honorary Secretary. He received an honorary degree from the University in 1958.
He had a distinguished career as a lawyer and a judge. He trained at Osgoode Hall for one year after graduating from UBC after which he returned to Vancouver and was called to the Bar in 1923. Shortly afterwards he joined the City of Vancouver's Legal Department rising from the ranks to become City Solicitor and in 1947, to appointment as Corporation Counsel. He was made a Judge of the County Court in 1951, was promoted to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1955, and was made a Judge of the Court of Appeal in 1963. He retired from the bench in 1968.
He was a kind and gentle man who will be remembered as a distinguished British Columbian and a good friend of the University.
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