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. Working together, our faculty, staff, and students have demonstrated that our pursuit of excellence in learning, teaching, and research is making a lasting and positive difference.

As President and Vice-Chancellor, I view myself as a servant leader. That is, I believe my job is to work on behalf of the entire UBC community. I also want to ensure that UBC provides 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, which after all is what we’re meant to do here.

I hope you will join us on our exciting journey.

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor