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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 […]

Thriving at UBC

Thriving at UBC

At UBC, we know that increased wellbeing leads to deeper learning, higher productivity, and a stronger sense of connection — all of which help create happier, healthier communities. Supporting the wellbeing of our community members is very important to me personally. Exactly three years ago,  I was proud to take part as UBC became one […]

Taking the SkyTrain to UBC

Taking the SkyTrain to UBC

As you know, the UBC Board of Governors has endorsed the university’s new strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century in principle, as UBC embarks on our next century as a leading public university. Shaping UBC’s Next Century focuses on three themes that we believe are critical to society today: inclusion, collaboration and innovation. (You can […]

UBC’s Next Century: Moving from Excellence to Eminence

Canadian Club, Vancouver, BC: Thank you to Joyce Murray for that warm introduction, and thank you all. I am honoured to be here today, to deliver the first address to the Canadian Club during this, the country’s sesquicentennial. Before I begin, I would like to thank the law firm, Farris, for sponsoring this event. I […]

UBC’s Strategic Plan – seeking your input

The holiday season is a time both for reflection and for looking ahead to the future. As I reflect on UBC’s first 100 years, I am also looking ahead to UBC’s future as an eminent public research university. To help secure this future, UBC is embarking upon a comprehensive strategic planning process. Our new strategic […]

A time for reflection

The holiday season is a time for reflection, and lately I have been thinking fondly of the warm welcome that the members of the UBC community have extended to me and my family in the months since I took up my position as 15th president and vice-chancellor of the University…