Ian Robertson and Sian Pitman


By Pamela Yan

UBC is grateful to honour Ian Robertson (BSc’86, BA’88) and Sian Pitman (BA’86) for their generous support of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. As co-chair of the Alumni Centre Committee, Ian played a central role in the development of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre and has been a tireless advocate for the project.

Ian’s leadership and engagement with UBC began during his time as a student. While studying zoology and English literature, Ian competed as a member of the varsity swim team. He later served as co-manager of the team for two years.

Since graduation, Ian has remained closely connected to his alma mater. He was a founding member of the Varsity Swim Team Alumni Committee, served as chair of both the Thunderbird Alumni Council and the UBC Alumni Association, and was a Campaign Cabinet member of the university’s start an evolution campaign.

Sian spent many hours on campus during her youth, attending University Hill High School, swimming in Empire Pool, and holding part-time jobs at Totem Park and Gage Towers. She enjoyed both classical studies and political studies in the Faculty of Arts, and found them to be an excellent base for her graduate degrees.


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