In Memoriam: Hugh Daubeny
Feb 12, 2015
Alumnus Hugh Daubeny (BSc Ag ’53, MSc Ag ’55) passed away on January 2, 2015. After graduating from UBC, Hugh spent almost 40 years with Agriculture Canada in Agassiz, Vancouver, and Abbotsford, developing raspberry and strawberry cultivars; most notable are the Totem Strawberry and the Tulameen Raspberry, which have become the international standard for berry quality.
Hugh was awarded the Wilder Silver Medal for fruit breeding from the American Pomological Society, was a Friend of the UBC Botanical Garden, and regularly contributed articles to Seeds of Diversity Canada magazine and the newsletter of the Native Plant Society of B.C.
A celebration of life is planned for this Saturday, February 14th from 12:30 – 4:30 at UBC Botanical Garden.