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Prof. Gupta with Major Entrance Scholarship recipients

A year to be proud of

As we look ahead to the holiday season, we can reflect on some of UBC community’s achievements over the past year.

  • UBC welcomed 8,360 incoming students, its largest ever first-year class
  • Eight professors appointed or renewed as Canada Research Chairs
  • A record number of Thunderbirds, 164, honoured as Academic All-Canadians, student-athletes who achieve an academic standing of 80% or better while playing on a varsity team
  • More than 50,000 alumni engaged in the life of the university and over $200 million was raised through the start an evolution campaign
  • UBC continued to strengthen its position as a world-leading research and teaching university and had a positive impact locally, nationally and internationally

This is just a snapshot of the many accomplishments over the last year that UBC’s passionate students, staff and faculty have to be proud of. I wish you all an enjoyable and restful holiday season spent with family and friends.

Professor Arvind Gupta
President and Vice-Chancellor

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