We are sad to report the passing Al Lewis.
Al was an emeritus professor in Earth and Ocean Sciences and Zoology. Al was a keen member of our department and the Biodiversity Research Centre where he taught Zoogeography (usually sporting a bow tie) and was a leading researcher in copepod functional ecology and morphology. His enthusiasm for copepods was apparent to anyone who spotted Al tirelessly examining them under his favourite microscope in his BRC office! Al also was a keen supporter of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and participated in a "Researchers Revealed" video describing the power of combining new and old approaches to understanding marine biodiversity, "Old Ways New Waves".
His Beaty Museum "Way Cool" lecture can be watched here: "Copepods are way cool because..."
There is also a lovely memorial to Al on the EOAS web site at https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/news-events/news/1667808000
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Al’s family and friends and colleagues.