|Welcome to the November 2018 issue 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.|
Next month, I will be travelling to Asia on behalf of UBC, engaging with donors and alumni in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing and meeting with colleagues in Chongqing and Nanjing.
Canada Research Chairs
The meeting provided committee members with the opportunity to get better acquainted with Drs. Lightfoot, Moss and Turpel-Lafond, their individual and collective roles as members of UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Leadership Team, and provided an opportunity to discuss UBC’s strategic directions and the PAC’s terms of reference. The PAC also offered helpful suggestions on ways UBC can explore deeper engagement with Indigenous communities and advance UBC’s recognition of Indigenous ways of knowing.
In a few days, UBC will award honorary degrees to Kim Cattrall, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Peter Trudgill at the Fall Graduation Ceremonies. We will also be conveying degrees to thousands of UBC students at eight ceremonies at the Chan Centre from November 28 to 30. I invite all board members to join me at one or more ceremonies and share in the joy of the new graduates and their families.
Blue and Goldcast
Blue and Gold Campaign Update
American Council on Education
Prof. Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor.