Ridington Room Portraits

Beautiful portraits line the walls of the Ridington Room, which is situated within the Music, Art & Architecture Library in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The Ridington Room is named after John Ridington, UBC’s first University Librarian.

Below are details of the individuals featured in the portraits, as well their roles at the University of British Columbia.

West Wall

Robert McKechnie Portrait

Name Robert Edward McKechnie
Role(s) Chancellor, Board Chair and Governor
NAM Mackenzie Portrait

Name Norman Archibald Macrae (NAM) Mackenzie
Role(s) President and Governor
Douglas Timothy Kenny Portrait

Name Douglas Timothy Kenny
Role(s) President and Governor
Donovan F. Miller Portrait

Name Donovan F. Miller
Role(s) Chancellor and Governor
Leonard Klinck Portrait

Name Leonard Sylvanus Klinck
Role(s) President and Governor
David William Strangway Portrait

Name David William Strangway
Role(s) President and Governor
Robert Henry Tufrey Smith Portrait

Name Robert Henry Tufrey Smith
Role(s) President and Governor
Frank Wesbrook Portrait

Name Frank Wesbrook
Role(s) President and Governor
John Murdoch Buchanan Portrait

Name John Murdoch Buchanan
Role(s) Chancellor and Governor
Fredrick Kenneth Hare Portrait

Name Fredrick Kenneth Hare
Role(s) President
Sherwood Lett Portrait

Name Sherwood Lett
Role(s) Chancellor, Board Chair and Governor
Walter Henry Gage Portrait

Name Walter Henry Gage
Role(s) President and Governor
Robert Horne Lee Portrait

Name Robert Horne Lee
Role(s) Chancellor and Governor
George Torrance Cunningham Portrait

Name George Torrance Cunningham
Role(s) Board Chair and Governor
Allan M. McGavin Portrait

Name Allan M. McGavin
Role(s) Chancellor, Board Chair and Governor

East Wall

William Robert Wyman Portrait

Name William Robert Wyman
Role(s) Chancellor and Governor
Sarah Morgan-Sylvester Portrait

Name Sarah Morgan-Sylvester
Role(s) Chancellor and Governor
Steven John Toope Portrait

Name Steven John Toope
Role(s) President and Governor
Leslie Raymond Peterson Portrait

Name Leslie Raymond Peterson
Role(s) Chancellor, Board Chair and Governor
Knud George Pedersen Portrait

Name Knud George Pedersen
Role(s) President and Governor
Nathaniel Theodore Nemetz Portrait

Name Nathaniel Theodore Nemetz
Role(s) Chancellor, Board Chair and Governor
Martha Cook Piper Photograph Portrait

Name Martha Cook Piper
Role(s) President and Governor
Allan McEachern Portrait

Name Allan McEachern
Role(s) Chancellor and Governor
Albert Edward Grauer Portrait

Name Albert Edward Grauer
Role(s) Chancellor, Board Chair and Governor
Arvind Gupta Portrait

Name Arvind Gupta
Role(s) President
Phyllis Gregory Ross Portrait

Name Phyllis Gregory Ross
Role(s) President, Chancellor, Board Chair and Governor
Eric Werge Hamber Portrait

Name Eric Werge Hamber
Role(s) Chancellor, Board Chair and Governor
Martha Cook Piper Painted Portrait

Name Martha Cook Piper
Role(s) President and Governor
Lindsay Gordon Portrait

Name Lindsay Gordon
Role(s) Chancellor
Santa Jeremy Ono Portrait

Name Santa Jeremy Ono
Role(s) President

Mezzanine

William L. Sauder Portrait

Name William L. Sauder
Role(s) Chancellor, Board Chair and Governor
John Valentine Clyne Portrait

Name John Valentine Clyne
Role(s) Chancellor and Governor
John Barfoot Macdonald Portrait

Name John Barfoot Macdonald
Role(s) President and Governor