Welcome to the April 2019 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.You can view this email online at https://president.ubc.ca/communications/letter-to-the-board/, where you can also access previous issues.
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Development and Alumni Engagement
Strategic Plan Discussions
Later that month, I again spoke about implementing the strategic plan during my annual address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, with particular reference to how the plan affects the Metro Vancouver region. You can read a transcript of my remarks here.
Key actions that have garnered support at all levels of the community include: 1) facilitating internationalization at UBC through curricular and co-curricular activities to meaningfully engage and connect domestic and international students; 2) expanding our current set of partnerships to include communities, corporates, cities, and countries, and build networks to broaden our impact both locally and globally and connect with pressing global challenges; 3) creating a heat map of current global engagement to identify areas of expertise and overlap, and convene multidisciplinary teams of researchers to engage on issues of global relevance; and 4) developing a communications strategy to highlight and celebrate the significant capacity-building activity being carried out by the UBC community.
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