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April 26, 2021
I was honoured to co-write the op-ed on universities, youth and climate change with Grace Nosek of the UBC Climate Hub. The original appeared on the Inside Higher Education website on April 26, 2021 (link). Universities Must Do More to Address the Climate Emergency Younger generations have been deeply impacted by the intersecting crises […]
April 23, 2021
Dear members of the UBC community. I would like to begin by acknowledging that I am speaking to you from the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Earlier this month, UBC launched its new global engagement strategy, called In Service. We are unveiling this new strategy at a time of great change […]
April 20, 2021
Dear members of the UBC community. Last month UBC confirmed that we are planning for a return to on-campus activity for Winter Session, Term 1, with the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and the public health teams in the health authorities. Dr. Henry has been clear that post-secondary institutions, such as […]
April 19, 2021
Welcome Welcome to the April 2021 issue of Letter from Santa, a regular communication to members of the UBC community. Highlights Spring Graduation Takes Place June 2 UBC to Award 18 Honourary Degrees Over $210 million raised for UBC priorities Anti-Racism Update UBC Okanagan to Offer Degree in Indigenous Language Fluency UBC Launches Global […]
April 16, 2021
Welcome Welcome to the April 2021 issue of Letter to the Board, a regular communication to members of the UBC Board of Governors. Highlights Spring Graduation Takes Place June 2 UBC to Award 18 Honourary Degrees Over $210 million raised for UBC priorities Planning for Fall 2021 Anti-Racism Update UBC Okanagan to Offer Degree […]
April 15, 2021
Bhargav Thoom and Daniel Zhao are both mechanical engineering students at our Vancouver campus. They’re also the leads of the UBC Thunderbikes, a student design team working on electric bikes. In this episode of the Blue & Goldcast they talk to Santa about the Thunderbikes electrical bike project. Download the transcript here.
April 14, 2021
Five years ago, on April 14, 2016, the overdose crisis in British Columbia was declared a public health emergency. Today, on the anniversary of that declaration, the crisis is still very much with us, and indeed, is worse than ever. Its effects are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and it impacts all communities in the […]
April 9, 2021
Dear members of the UBC community. As you know, the vaccination drive against COVID-19 is well underway here in BC, across Canada and around the world. Both the federal and provincial governments have committed to widespread vaccine availability. BC is now in Phase 3 of the vaccine roll-out plan. Anyone, 18 or over, who wishes […]
April 6, 2021
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Santa J. Ono (@ubcprez) The world is grappling with immense challenges. Climate change, environmental degradation, poverty and inequality and racial injustice are just some of the issues we face. Here at UBC, we’re ready to help face those challenges. We have a research infrastructure […]
April 1, 2021
In this episode, Santa talks to UBC Okanagan professor Kevin Golovin about his anti-fouling and anti-fogging face shields and his “cool” research. Download the transcript here.