Patrick Lane

The BC and UBC flags (at the North Plaza of the Old SUB) will be lowered on Monday, March 18, in remembrance.

Dr. Patrick Lane passed away on March 7, 2019. He was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Letters by UBC Okanagan in 2006.

Patrick Lane’s writing has appeared in major anthologies used in university classrooms across Canada, including the most recent Oxford Anthology of Canadian Literature in English, and Twentieth Century Poetry and Poetics. He has won numerous literary awards but is most proud of his Governor General’s Award for poetry in 1978, and the inaugural BC Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.

He has led writing workshops at summer schools across the country and has taught at both the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and at the University of Victoria. He’s been a writer in residence at the universities of Manitoba, Alberta, Ottawa, and Toronto, and at Concordia in Montreal.