About Euan Taylor
Euan Taylor passed away on February 11, 2015, to the great sadness of all who knew him. A graduate of the Allard School of Law in 1997, he was called to the BC Bar in 1998 to begin a varied and highly successful legal career in Vancouver. He also lectured, published and taught on a variety of JP issues and aspects of the Chinese legal system at Peking University, Simon Fraser University, BCJT and UBC.
Born in the UK in the town of Bromborough, Euan completed his undergraduate studies at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, where he received a Natural Sciences degree. He was awarded his PhD in 1989 from the University of London for studies in Molecular and Developmental Biology. He subsequently held postdoctoral fellowships in cell biology and agricultural biology at the University of Manitoba before coming to UBC to study law.
While studying for his PhD in London, Euan met his wife Joy. He supported her during her academic career, helping her overcome any challenges that came her way, and was always there to celebrate her success. Their children were born in 1997 (Teagan) and 1999 (Phoebe), and Euan inspired them to follow their passion and to keep doing what they loved most for the rest of their lives.
As demonstrated by his impressive number of degrees and his various instructor roles, Euan had a passion for learning and even mastered written and oral Mandarin. Through his work with WEX Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Davis LLP he made many close friends in China, who valued his ability to discuss complex legal issues in their native tongue. He was a kind, patient and loyal colleague, always ready to lend a hand or provide insight, while always being respectful of everyone else’s time.
Euan was much more than a brilliant lawyer, patent and trademark agent, and arbitrator. He was a devoted husband and father. He was a master at balancing work and family life, and adored the backcountry. He was a keen cyclist and gifted runner. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues around the world.Read More
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In Euan’s memory, a memorial plaque will be placed on a tree on the west side of the Irving K. Barber Library at UBC.
Your donation will support the creation of this special tribute that will honour his connection with UBC and his passion for learning.
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