Speeches & Announcements

Hate is antithetical to UBC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
August 16, 2017
In recent months we have all sadly witnessed incidents of hate, racism and xenophobia across the globe. Tragedies such as today’s attack in Barcelona, and the unrest in Charlottesville, only serve to remind us that we cannot and must not tolerate hatred and racism. These incidents are antithetical to the very fabric of a just […]


Announcing a new Vice President Research and Innovation
June 26, 2017
I am pleased to announce that Professor Gail Murphy has been appointed as the new Vice-President, Research and Innovation. She will formally begin the role on August 14, 2017. Gail Murphy is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Associate Vice-President, Research pro tem at UBC. She is also co-founder and Chief […]


Dialogue with Karma and Wade Davis
June 22, 2017
Chan Centre, UBC, June 22, 2017 His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Mr. Wade Davis, colleagues, students and guests Pleased to see so many people here today at the Chan Centre for this important dialogue I would like to acknowledge that we are gathered today on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. […]


Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Annual Forum
June 15, 2017
UBC Robson Square, June 15, 2017 Good evening. I am Santa Ono, 15th president & vice-chancellor, UBC. Also, chief advisor, BC Innovation Network. Wearing two hats tonight: as the leader of a university that is at the forefront of clean tech innovation in Canada In my role as The Chief Advisor I work with the […]


Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference
June 5, 2017
Sage Bistro, Vancouver, BC, June 5, 2017 Thank you, Angela, for the introduction and thank you all for coming out tonight Honoured that you, Canada’s future leaders, have chosen to visit UBC today. Welcome to UBC and to Sage! Hope you are enjoying your visit to Vancouver and to our beautiful campus. Looking forward to […]


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