In Memoriam - Alan Drengson

Alan Drengson

Professor Alan Drengson, one of the earliest members of the University of Victoria’s Philosophy Department, passed away on March 6, 2022. Alan joined the Philosophy Department in 1968 and after his official retirement in the late 1990s remained very active as an emeritus professor. Alan played an important role in shaping the intellectual environment at the University of Victoria. He was a founder of the Environmental Studies Program at UVIC and the non-profit Ecoforestry Institute. His deep dedication to environmental philosophy and research was appreciated by colleagues, students, and the general public. It inspired him to start two journals:  The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy and The Ecoforestry Journal and it animated environmental activism and his close engagement with students as a teacher and advisor for nearly 50 years. Alan is survived by his wife, Victoria Stevens, his 3 daughters, Alice (Mike), Jane (John) and Anna, his grandson, Finnegan and his niece, Michelle Drengson. A memorial will be held at Goward House on May 14, 2022 at 3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Ecoforestry Institute Society or Habitat Acquisition Trust.