President’s Welcome

As President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, I would like to extend a warm welcome.

Whether you are part of our UBC community, or in the process of joining us — through work, study or partnership — I am proud to welcome you to one of the most vibrant and inspirational places of learning and research in the world.

One hundred years after opening its doors for the first time, UBC is proud to be ranked among the best universities around the globe. Our faculty, staff, and students have demonstrated that our pursuit of excellence in learning, teaching, and research is making a lasting and positive difference, and I believe that we can collectively build on our accomplishments to move UBC to the next level of excellence.

With this in mind, I look forward to working with those in our community, and the communities we serve, to develop a new vision and strategic plan for UBC over the coming months.

As President and Vice-Chancellor, I believe my job is to work on behalf of the entire UBC community, which is why your involvement is essential. By working together on new ideas and approaches, we can ensure that UBC continues on its path to eminence — providing a student experience second to none, integrating research and community engagement with teaching and learning.

UBC is a dynamic place to learn, reflect, discover, and ideally transform the world. Together, we can reach even greater heights.

Whatever the nature of your relationship with UBC, I hope you will join me and take part in the shaping of our university’s future.

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor