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The holiday season is a time both for reflection and for looking ahead to the future. As I reflect on UBC’s first 100 years, I am also looking ahead to UBC’s future as an eminent public research university. To help secure this future, UBC is embarking upon a comprehensive strategic planning process. Our new strategic […]
The holiday season is a time for reflection, and lately I have been thinking fondly of the warm welcome that the members of the UBC community have extended to me and my family in the months since I took up my position as 15th president and vice-chancellor of the University…
The University of British Columbia is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. David Strangway, who was the 10th president of UBC. I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to his family on behalf of the entire UBC community. From 1985 to 1997, Dr. Strangway provided the exemplary leadership that enabled UBC to advance […]
The University of British Columbia community shares the shock and sadness felt around the world in response to the deadly attacks in Istanbul and Cairo on December 11. Our thoughts are with those whose loved ones were killed or injured, and with all the people of Turkey and Egypt. In particular, our thoughts are with […]
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC Good morning and welcome to the University of British Columbia. I wish to acknowledge the location of UBC’s two main campuses on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people and the Syilx people of the Okanagan Nation Alliance. We acknowledge not only the history of […]
I am shocked and very concerned about yesterday’s assault on a student at Totem Park residence. Right now we are focused on supporting the victim and the victim’s family. We are also deeply concerned for the students who witnessed the assault or who have been affected in any other way and we are providing the help they may need. I appreciate this incident may make some of you feel anxious.
First, I want to welcome our guests and colleagues from across the border. In many ways this conference is a reminder that the US and Canada have long been each other’s closest partner, exchanging people and ideas as well as goods. In the realm of knowledge discovery and dissemination, borders should have no meaning. We […]
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Santa Ono has been named as the 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC. Dr. Ono joins us from the University of Cincinnati (UC) in Ohio, where he has served as President since 2012. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Provost at […]
To all members of the UBC community: Early on Sunday morning, a senseless act of gun violence claimed the lives of 50 innocent people in a nightclub in Florida and gravely injured another 53, making it the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. It has emerged that the gunman specifically targeted the club because of […]
To All Members of the UBC Community: Once again, the world has been stunned by acts of brutal violence that have taken the lives of innocent men, women, and children going about their daily business. Once again we have seen images of broken bodies and broken buildings, shattered by the bombs of terrorists intent on […]