Murray Hodgson

The BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Friday, August 25, in memory of  Professor Murray Hodgson, who passed away on August 19, 2017.

Dr. Hodgson held joint appointments in Mechanical Engineering and Population and Public Health, and was principal investigator and director of the Sustainable Building Science Program since 2011. He came to UBC in 1991 as the first Workers’ Compensation Board-endowed Chair hired for a new graduate program to train occupational hygienists. He was passionate about the impact of noise on people – their health and wellbeing, and their ability to communicate, develop, and learn. Dr. Hodgson’s work will have a lasting impact both locally at UBC, where he helped design acoustically-appropriate learning spaces, and globally through his software, acoustic evaluations, publications, and most importantly, his graduates.

Come join us for a picnic to remember and celebrate the life of Murray on Sunday August 27th, 2017 at 5 p.m. at Jericho Beach Park, East end of Jericho Pond.