Ralph Loffmark (In Memoriam)
Professor Emeritus Ralph R. Loffmark, a Sauder School of Business Professor since 1972, passed away in 2012.
Professor Loffmark was part of the team that set up the UBC Portfolio Management Foundation (PMF), along with Dean Peter Lusztig and co-founders Murray Leith Sr., Michael Ryan, and Milton Wong. The program, which was the first of its kind in Canada, provides undergraduate students with real-world experience in financial investing. The UBC PMF has been a significant success at the business school and continues to be recognized as a major achievement in teaching pedagogy.
His dedicated attitude and passion in teaching won him a Master Teacher Award in 1975. At UBC, he specialized in teaching law to Commerce students and was the author of the book “Tax and Estate Planning.”
His passion for teaching will be dearly remembered by family, friends and colleagues. In memory of Ralph R. Loffmark, a Memorial Fund has been created for him at http://www.memorial.supporting.ubc.ca/ralph-loffmark/.