Ralston Alexander, QC

Class of 1968-1969

Ralston Alexander, Q.C., assumed the presidency of the Law Society of British Columbia on January 1, 2005. Knowing Ralston, he likely celebrated the event with a round of golf. Ralston was born in Toronto in 1944, and two years later trekked west with his parents, first to Kamloops and then to Salmon Arm, where his father established a medical practice. After matriculating in 1963 (think of it, two years before the Beatles released Rubber Soul!), Ralston left the Shuswap community behind and headed for UBC, graduating with a bachelor of commerce degree in 1968 and his LL.B. in 1969 in the combined program ...