January 24, 2017
Yesterday, I was honoured to be named British Columbia’s first Chief Advisor: Innovation Network, and to be appointed to the Premier’s Technology Council. The announcement was made at DarkVision Technologies in North Vancouver, a terrific example of a BC-born, innovation-driven company. As Chief Advisor, I will work with leaders in industry and post-secondary education and research to transform […]
January 23, 2017
Thank you, Premier Clark. Good morning everyone. I’m delighted to be here today at DarkVision Technologies, a terrific example of a BC-born, innovation-driven company. The products being developed here may well change the operations of oil and gas companies around the world. I’m also proud to be standing here with Stephen who just happens to […]
January 16, 2017
Last week I met with the UBC Steering Committee on Sexual Assault. In reflecting on our conversation, I thought it important to write to the UBC community to reaffirm my fundamental commitment to the prevention of sexual assault, and to the Sexual Assault Policy process. Decision-making through a trauma-informed lens, dedicated supports and resources, clear […]
January 16, 2017
I’m pleased to announce two new appointments, Dr. Weihong Song as Senior Advisor to the President on China, and Julie Wagemakers as Executive Director, Office of the President. Dr. Weihong Song is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease and Jack Brown and Family Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He serves as […]
January 10, 2017
I trust that everyone had a restful and happy holiday season.
I’m looking forward to 2017, my first full year as president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia. It promises to be an exciting year for UBC, as we start work in earnest on developing our new strategic plan, UBC’s Next Century: From Excellence to Eminence.
January 9, 2017
UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono announced today the reinstatement of John Furlong as the keynote speaker at the university’s 18th Annual ZLC Millennium Scholarship Breakfast on February 28, 2017. The university had previously cancelled Mr. Furlong’s keynote address. President Ono offered the following statement: UBC and I have apologized for our handling of this […]
January 3, 2017
UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, Santa Ono, today made the following statement in response to public criticism of UBC’s decision to cancel John Furlong’s contract to speak at the upcoming Millennium Scholarship Breakfast: UBC made this decision in good faith, but without proper consideration of its potential impact on Mr. Furlong or his family. While this decision was made […]
December 20, 2016
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 […]
December 13, 2016
The University of British Columbia is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. David Strangway, who was the 10th president of UBC. I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to his family on behalf of the entire UBC community. From 1985 to 1997, Dr. Strangway provided the exemplary leadership that enabled UBC to advance […]
December 11, 2016
The University of British Columbia community shares the shock and sadness felt around the world in response to the deadly attacks in Istanbul and Cairo on December 11. Our thoughts are with those whose loved ones were killed or injured, and with all the people of Turkey and Egypt. In particular, our thoughts are with […]
November 24, 2016
October 5, 2016
I am shocked and very concerned about yesterday’s assault on a student at Totem Park residence. Right now we are focused on supporting the victim and the victim’s family. We are also deeply concerned for the students who witnessed the assault or who have been affected in any other way and we are providing the help they may need. I appreciate this incident may make some of you feel anxious.
September 14, 2016
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June 13, 2016
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Santa Ono has been named as the 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC. Dr. Ono joins us from the University of Cincinnati (UC) in Ohio, where he has served as President since 2012. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Provost at […]
UBC positioned as global leader in quantum materials research with $66.5-million federal government investment
July 30, 2015
A $66.5-million investment from the Government of Canada—the largest government investment in a single UBC research program—will enhance UBC’s standing as a global leader in quantum matter research and help connect university research with industry.
July 24, 2015
I am pleased to share the University of British Columbia’s Connected by Commitment 2014-2015 Annual Report.
July 3, 2015
B.C.’s research universities are showing the fastest growth in the country in federal research funding and are now second only to Quebec in per capita funding, the Research Universities Council of British Columbia has found.
June 18, 2015
Today UBC President Arvind Gupta and Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner met to discuss transit, the regional economy, the Innovation Boulevard initiative and ways UBC can strengthen our connection with communities across the province.
June 12, 2015
“I’m proud that UBC is partnering on this initiative and we are committed to acting as a catalyst for spurring greater Canada-Mexico engagement,” said UBC President Arvind Gupta.
May 28, 2015
On May 28, 2015, Professor Arvind Gupta spoke with communications staff about his vision and asked the group for ideas on how to promote effective two-way communication at UBC.
May 11, 2015
On April 29, UBC’s President attended a sold-out Staff Hot Lunch event at St. John’s College.
April 21, 2015
The Ubyssey sat down with UBC president Arvind Gupta as he nears the end of his first year in office.
April 19, 2015
Upon returning from China, UBC President Arvind Gupta writes about the nation’s unprecedented level of meaningful two-way engagement.
April 8, 2015
April 7, 2015
The program will support graduate and undergraduate students in pursuing short-term research or studies at UBC or in Chongqing universities.
March 19, 2015
Arvind Gupta looks to attract international students, but also to build partnerships, discuss social issues
February 27, 2015
An in depth interview with Ian Austin from the Province Newspaper. UBC president Arvind Gupta discusses UBC’s second century.
February 24, 2015
On February 24, 2015, Prof. Gupta spoke at the sold out ZLC Millennium Scholarship Breakfast.
February 23, 2015
In anticipation of the coming year of the sheep, Professor Gupta and other members of the UBC community attended the annual event.
January 29, 2015
Prof. Arvind Gupta articulates UBC’s standpoint on the free, respectful expression of ideas.
January 20, 2015
The recap of Professor Gupta’s Jan. 29 Twitter Town Hall.
January 20, 2015
Nominate outstanding UBC staff for the President’s Service Awards for Excellence & President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver campus) Learn more.
January 10, 2015
UBC President Arvind Gupta spoke to 1,200 students today at the Student Leadership Conference, one of Canada’s largest student-run conferences. Read his speech.
January 9, 2015
Watch UBC President Arvind Gupta give a talk in a special Green College lecture series on Ideas of the University in the Early 21st Century.
January 5, 2015
UBC president Arvind Gupta on academic innovation
January 1, 2015
UBC’s thirteenth President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta sits down to talk about the Okanagan campus
December 1, 2014
UBC President Arvind Gupta today announced plans to establish an Advisory Committee to help strengthen UBC Athletics & Recreation.
November 28, 2014
Read UBC’s President Arvind Gupta’s address to the graduating Class of 2014
November 21, 2014
Whitecaps FC announced the launch of Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2), the club’s USL PRO team that will begin play in the spring of 2015.
November 14, 2014
Arvind Gupta tells Chamber audience that region is integral to UBC’s success
November 8, 2014
That’s a sweeping statement, but an accurate one – and something that should make every UBC fan proud.
October 22, 2014
Arvind Gupta announces $250,000 in scholarships for Indian students, promotes student exchange and partnerships
October 17, 2014
The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships present an exciting opportunity to increase support for student learning, international engagement and student accessibility at UBC.
October 9, 2014
During his October 1 keynote address to the Vancouver Board of Trade, Professor Arvind Gupta introduced a five-point innovation agenda.
October 1, 2014
The University of British Columbia’s quest to understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease is being bolstered intellectually and technologically.
September 17, 2014
New President Arvind Gupta urged the university community to build on the efforts of past leaders that helped make UBC one of the top 25 public universities in the world.
September 10, 2014
Watch the Installation Ceremony of Professor Gupta as UBC’s 13th President and Vice Chancellor.
September 4, 2014
UBC is set to welcome more than 8,000 first-year students this fall.
June 12, 2014
UBC President Arvind Gupta proposes a national exchange program as a way to reinforce Canadian identity in a submission to The Globe and Mail.