UBC mourns the passing of
Dr. Spiro Yannacopoulos

The UBC community mourns the passing of Dr. Spyridon (Spiro) Yannacopoulos, Professor of Engineering, on Monday, December 21, 2015.

Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Thursday, December 24, in memory of Dr. Yannacopoulos.

Dr. Yannacopoulos held the roles of Director of the School of Engineering since 2006 and Associate Dean of Applied Science from 2008 through August 2015. His contributions to UBC and in particular the Okanagan campus were extraordinary, and his leadership contributed to the School of Engineering’s success as one of Canada’s newest and fastest-growing Engineering schools.

Our sincere condolences go to his wife Nadia and family, friends and colleagues, and the many students and alumni of the School of Engineering.

Prayers will be held on Wednesday, December 23, at 6 p.m. at Springfield Funeral Home (2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, December 24, at 9 a.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (2547 Hebert Road, West Kelowna), with interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.

See the Springfield Funeral Home website for an obituary, information about memorial donations, and to leave messages of condolence.