To members of the Department of Psychiatry,
I was very saddened to learn that Dr. Kris Sivertz passed away yesterday, October 16. Kris played many very important roles in our Department, as a remarkable teacher, and clinician. She was also a leader in representing the best of our specialty in the Dean’s Office, and nationally at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons. Kris was a wonderful advocate for students and trainees. Her enthusiasm, ready wit and smile, in sickness and in health, are memories that I am sure many of us share.
A memorial service is being planned. Our hearts go out to her family, and we will miss her kindness and warmth so very much.
William G. Honer, MD, FRCPC
Jack Bell Chair in Schizophrenia
Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Institute of Mental Health
University of British Columbia
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