Clifford "Kip" Anastasiou

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Clifford "Kip" Anastasiou February 24, 1929 - May 14, 2018 Kip was first a student at UBC, then a much-loved professor of Science and Education there from 1962 to1994. He met the love of his life & fellow educator, Joan Barton, the very first week. His took his PhD Botany at Claremont Colleges,USA, pioneering the study of salt water lake fungi. While he remained active as a Mycologist, he became a tremendous innovator and leader the field of education, impacting thousands of educators around the world. He championed hands-on discovery learning, using local materials & environments. His career included a fellowship at Harvard, developing African-based school curricula for Commonwealth African nations, assisting Piaget's program in Child Development in Geneva, training science teachers in Malaysia for Peace Corps, running a publishing house at UBC for new science units and delivering courses to serve First Nations teachers. A life-time learner and educator, even in his eighties, he continued to share his enthusiasm for science in spell-binding lectures for seniors in his home community of Bowen Island. Kip is survived by his wife, Joan, his children, Melanie, Karen (Cowper), & Roger, & 7 grandchildren. No Formal Service.


Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on May 25, 2018
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