Speeches & Announcements

UBC welcomes 2017 federal budget investments in innovation, opportunities for students
March 24, 2017
The federal budget introduced this week includes welcome measures that support the continued development of Canada’s most important assets: our people. The 2017 federal budget tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau Wednesday includes funding for work-integrated learning, Indigenous student supports, and a new organization to support skills development across Canada. “We are pleased to see […]


Full STEAM Ahead: The role of Arts in the 21st century university
March 17, 2017
Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia The “liberal arts” today are generally understood to mean the arts and social sciences, as distinct from the physical sciences and technology. But “liberal arts” used to be applied to all the skills that would enable a person to act as a responsible citizen In that sense, when […]


Nikkei Place Foundation Sakura Gala Keynote Address
March 16, 2017
Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver Thank you, George for that warm introduction. Honoured to be here. Consul General Okai, Mr. Wakabayashi, distinguished guests. Would like to thank the Nikkei Place Foundation for inviting me to the annual Sakura Gala which raises funds for the Feels Like Home campaign Proceeds from tonight will help the Foundation create […]


University Governance in the 21st Century
March 3, 2017
Keynote Address: University Governance in the 21st Century Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC Friday, March 3, 2017SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver Thank you Honoured to be here. Delighted to see so many engaged faculty members as well as other university community members here Grateful for opportunity to speak about university governance and UBC in particular […]


Keynote Address to the WestVAC and WestVPR Conference
March 2, 2017
Keynote Address to the WestVAC and WestVPR Conference 2017 March 2, 2017, Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria BC Thank you Very pleased to be here and to meet research and academic leaders from Western Canada Your sessions today and tomorrow are ones that interest me keenly Unfortunately, due to previous commitment I have to leave […]


Read more