As Interim 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.

I am proud that UBC is  ranked among the best universities around the globe. Our students, faculty and staff have demonstrated that our pursuit of excellence in learning, teaching and research is making a lasting and positive difference. I believe that we can collectively build on our accomplishments to move UBC to the next level of excellence.

As Interim 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 shaping our university’s future.

Professor Deborah Buszard
Interim President and Vice-Chancellor