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Weekly Update: June 19, 2020

Dear members of the UBC community. Earlier this week, we held our first ever Virtual Graduation Ceremony. I was proud to participate in the event and to celebrate, along with their families and friends, the accomplishments of the members of the class of 2020. I hope you had the chance to watch one or both […]

June 2020 Newsletter

Welcome Welcome to the June 2020 issue of Letter from Santa, a regular communication to members of the UBC community. Over the past few weeks, our attention has been focused on anti-racism and the COVID-19 pandemic. In this newsletter I will address both of these as well as other news from UBC. Highlights COVID-19 and UBC […]

Lindsay Gordon and I at my Installation in November 2015 (Paul Joseph/UBC)

Welcome to Steven Lewis Point; Farewell to Lindsay Gordon

I’m delighted to welcome the Honourable Steven Lewis Point as UBC’s 19th Chancellor. I’d also like to say farewell and thank you to Lindsay Gordon, who has served as Chancellor with great distinction for the past six years. Dr. Point, who assumes his role on July 1, is not only a UBC graduate and honourary […]

Guest Post: Working in the President’s Office

Today, I’m handing over my blog to Emily Fuchs, who started as a work-learn student in our office last September and who will be graduating in June. It’s been a joy working with Emily, and I wish her all the best. – Santa J. Ono You’ll find the Office of the President on the seventh floor […]

COVID-19 Remarks to the April 16 2020 Board of Governors Meeting

Good morning everyone. Thank you for joining us for this meeting via zoom video conference. I will give high-level remarks this morning regarding COVID-19 and the extraordinary impact it has had on our university, our province, our nation and the world. I trust you have received my regular communications via broadcast email, our newsletter UBC […]

April 2020

  Welcome Welcome to the April 2020 issue of Letter to the Board, a regular communication to members of the UBC Board of Governors. Naturally, most of our attention – along with the rest of the world – has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. In this newsletter I will give a brief summary of the […]