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February 2021

Welcome Welcome to the February 2021 issue of Letter from Santa, a regular communication to members of the UBC community.   Highlights Climate Emergency Task Force Report and Recommendations Micro-credential Program Support Terms of Engagement with Musqueam Signed New UBC professorship to advance addiction medicine in B.C. Support for innovation in clean technology and sustainable […]

February 2021

February 2021

Welcome Welcome to the February 2021 issue of Letter to the Board, a regular communication to members of the UBC Board of Governors.   Highlights Climate Emergency Task Force Report and Recommendations Micro-credential Program Support Terms of Engagement with Musqueam Signed New UBC professorship to advance addiction medicine in B.C. Support for innovation in clean […]

Weekly Update, February 12

Dear members of the UBC community. As you know, a little over a year ago, on December 5, 2019, UBC declared a climate emergency. As part of the declaration, I established a Climate Emergency Task Force with a mandate to consolidate input from both in-person and online consultations into a public report. Despite the exceptional […]

Episode 15: Let’s Talk About Mental Health

In this episode of the Blue and Goldcast, I talk to Kathryn Gretsinger about students and mental health. Kathryn and her team of 80 students, journalists, and academics have been working on a cross-border investigation into mental health issues with 10 journalism schools in Canada and the US. Download the transcript here.

Episode 14: Fostering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UBC

In this episode of the Blue and Goldcast, I talk to Karen Ragoonaden about the complexities – and the necessity – of fostering equity, diversity and inclusion at a modern university. Download the transcript here.