Dr. Blair Spearman

Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Friday, October 6, 2017, in memory of Dr. Blair Spearman, Professor of Mathematics in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, who passed away on October 1, 2017.

Dr. Spearman earned a PhD in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University in 1981. After working for the Canadian Dept. of National Defence and teaching at various institutions, he and his family came to Kelowna in 1988. He taught at Okanagan College, Okanagan University College and UBC Okanagan.

A highly regarded professor of mathematics, Dr. Spearman was a gifted teacher of undergraduates and supervised outstanding graduate students over the years. He was recognized on the Teaching Honour Roll many times, and in 2007 was honoured as the first-ever recipient of UBC Okanagan‘s Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation.

Our condolences to Dr. Spearman’s family, colleagues and his many students.

Service on Monday, Oct. 9

A service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017, at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna. Reception to follow at 2 p.m.