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Thriving at UBC

Thriving at UBC

At UBC, we know that increased wellbeing leads to deeper learning, higher productivity, and a stronger sense of connection — all of which help create happier, healthier communities. Supporting the wellbeing of our community members is very important to me personally. Exactly three years ago,  I was proud to take part as UBC became one […]

Statement regarding UBC’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Over the past few weeks, university community members have expressed views on freedom of expression and academic freedom on campus, and UBC’s commitment to supporting equity and inclusion. On June 23, a controversial event booked by an organization external to UBC took place on the Vancouver campus, which was critical of Sexual Orientation and Gender […]

Podcast Episode 7: Squeezed

Why are younger Canadians feeling more squeezed than ever before? In this episode, UBC Associate Professor and founder of Generation Squeeze, Paul Kershaw, discusses the barriers between advocacy and academia. And we meet the new co-host of the Blue & Goldcast, Allard School of Law professor Margot Young. Listen here: www.blueandgoldcast.com/?ep07

January 2019

Welcome Welcome to the first issue for 2019 of Letter to the Board, a regular communication from myself to members of the UBC Board of Governors, issued in advance of regular meetings of the Board. Highlights Alumni and Donor Engagement In December, I travelled to Asia to engage with donors and alumni in Hong Kong, […]

Podcast Episode 5: No More Silos

On the fifth episode of The Blue and Goldcast, Santa and Jen meet two professors who are charting a new path for higher education in Canada. Dave Ng, a biologist and associate director of the Michael Smith Laboratories and Allen Sens, a Professor of Teaching in UBC’s political science department teach ASIC 200, a class […]