Mark Harris, dedicated UBC Theatre & Film faculty member, dies at 62.

Mark Harris

Mark Harris

The Department of Theatre and Film is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Mark Harris, a UBC alumnus, long-time faculty member, and wonderful colleague.

Dr. Harris brought a great knowledge of film, inspiring teaching, and marvellous energy and humour to generations of UBC students.  He was for many years the senior film critic for the Georgia Straight, and his insightful reviews always communicated his passion for movies. He will be greatly missed.

The Georgia Straight has posted a notice of his passing, his life and career here:

UBC film scholar and Georgia Straight movie critic Mark Harris dies

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Carola Ackery and to his colleagues at the Georgia Straight.