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A letter from Prof. Toope to members of the UBC community

A letter from Prof. Toope to members of the UBC community

As Paula and I prepare to move out of Norman MacKenzie House, I simply want to take a moment of your time to say thank you.

President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver campus) 2014 Recipients

President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver campus) 2014 Recipients

Recognizing the contributions of staff members to the UBC community, in 2014 eleven President’s Staff Awards have been awarded to staff at the Vancouver campus.

Congratulations to all 2014 spring graduates!
President’s Service Awards for Excellence 2014 Winners

President’s Service Awards for Excellence 2014 Winners

Recognizing the contributions of staff members to the UBC community, five staff have been awarded the 2014 President’s Service Award for Excellence.

New Alliance between UBC and Freie Universität Berlin

New Alliance between UBC and Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin and the University of British Columbia sign a new strategic partnership agreement to foster innovation in research and teaching.

UBC signs MOU with Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

UBC signs MOU with Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

The University of British Columbia and the Karolinska Institutet today signed a Memorandum of Understanding cementing a long standing desire on the part of both institutions to enhance collaboration between them.

UBC’s 13th President

UBC’s 13th President

Dr. Arvind Gupta chosen as UBC’s next President.

Prof. Stephen Toope receives top honour from United Way

Prof. Stephen Toope receives top honour from United Way

UBC President Professor Stephen Toope was presented with the United Way President’s Award of Distinction at the 2014 Scotiabank and United Way Community Spirit Awards.

Mr. Faisal Beg, Director of the Liaison Office; Mr. Barj Dhahan; Arvind Gupta, CEO of MITACS ; and Ms Ivy Lerner-Frank, from the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi at the plaque unveiling for the new UBC India Office

UBC Opens India Office

February 25 marked the formal opening of the University of British Columbia –India Liaison Office.

The Rt. Hon. David Johnston and Prof. Stephen Toope/photo by Martin Dee

Governor General of Canada State Visit to India

I am delighted to have been asked to participate in the official delegation for the Governor General of Canada’s state visit to India.

Announcement

Announcement

I am pleased to announce that I will take up the post of Director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs starting January 1, 2015.

Reappointment of VP Finance, Resources and Operations

Reappointment of VP Finance, Resources and Operations

To: All UBC Students, Faculty and Staff I am delighted to announce that the UBC Board of Governors has reappointed Mr. Pierre Ouillet Vice-President, Finance, Resources and Operations, for a five-year term starting January 1, 2014.  Mr. Ouillet has had one previous term that commenced January 1, 2009. The Board noted that Mr. Ouillet brings […]

UBC Sports Review

UBC Sports Review

Today I want to announce several new steps we are taking in response to feedback on the sport review, to confirm how vital this review is to the future of UBC Athletics and why, and to set the record straight on several fronts.

International education… starts at home

International education… starts at home

Click here to read the speech I gave today to close the Canadian Bureau for International Education 2013 Conference.

Expressions of Reconciliation

Expressions of Reconciliation

I had the privilege of speaking at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission(TRC) BC National Event.

2013 Recipients of the President’s Service Award for Excellence and the President’s Staff Award.  Left to Right. First Row: Nelson Dinn, Jon Nakane, Steven Golob, Joanne Schroeder; Second Row: Moyra Ditchfield, Leonie Harper, Dionne Pelan, Dr. Rob Lloyd-Smith, Robyn Leuty; Third Row: James Andrew, Bernhard Zender, Caroline Rueckert, Jill Rachel-Baird; Not pictured: Jens Locher, Lynn Macdonald, Andrea Wink

President’s Service Awards for Excellence

My congratulations to the recipients of the President’s Service Award for Excellence and the President’s Staff Award.

Letter to the UBC Community

Letter to the UBC Community

In this year’s annual letter, I highlight the work that we are doing together to build a stronger and even more influential UBC.

UBC Okanagan’s Hangar centre takes health and fitness to new heights

UBC Okanagan’s Hangar centre takes health and fitness to new heights

I was thrilled to participate in the official opening of the newest building at the UBC Okanagan campus — a fitness and wellness centre that meets a tremendous need for the university community. The $4.1-million Hangar Fitness & Wellness Centre will provide space to serve the fitness needs of more than 8,000 students, and over […]

Join the Conversation – Town Hall 2013

Join the Conversation – Town Hall 2013

Join me on Thursday, September 12 in Vancouver and Monday, September 16 in the Okanagan for the 2013 President’s Town Hall or watch the live webcast.

HRH The Duke of York visits UBC

HRH The Duke of York visits UBC

The University of British Columbia and the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation today welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG.

Coat of Arms Refinements

Coat of Arms Refinements

The Coat of Arms has been an integral part of the university since its 1915 inception by UBC’s first president Frank Wesbrook. It has now been restored to its original splendor and elegance in time for our new-look  2013 graduation. While the elements and the meaning of the Coat of Arms have not changed, the […]

Prof. Toope, Min. Yap, and Ms. Young (photo by Martin Dee)

UBC to produce clean heat and electricity from biofuel

A new $34-million UBC clean energy facility will generate clean heat and electricity for campus from renewable bioenergy

September 2012 Letter to the Community

September 2012 Letter to the Community

Prof. Toope welcomes everyone to the new academic year and provides an update on UBC’s current priorities in his Annual Letter

Canada in the Pacific Century Report

Canada in the Pacific Century Report

Positioning Canada as the academic and research destination of choice for Asia will help it thrive in the new global economy