Prof. Alan Kraus (1939 – 2015) was Professor Emeritus of Finance at UBC, and was an internationally renowned scholar. He received a BA and PhD from Cornell, an MBA from Stanford, and was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Oslo. Alan taught the Theory of Finance, the foundational course for Finance Ph.D. students at UBC for virtually his entire time at the university. His impact on the Doctoral program at UBC Finance was perhaps his greatest teaching legacy. Alan won several teaching awards, but his impact on doctoral students and the doctoral program at UBC has been much beyond the formal recognition.