Raymond Cunliffe was a graduate of UBC’s Department of Civil Engineering. His time at the University began in 1941 but, having enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Second World War meant he took a hiatus from studying to fight for his country. He returned to UBC after the end of the war, completing his degree in 1949.
The UBC Civil Engineering 1949 Bursary Fund was established by the Class of 1949 to support students in financial need. As president of the reunion committee, Ray believed that alumni were part of the University for life.