The Spotlight rotation.
October 30, 2017
As Canada’s 150th anniversary year draws to a close, this is a good time to reflect on this country, its history and its future. Canada has much to be proud of – our contributions to both global peacekeeping and defence against tyranny, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, our welcoming of Syrian refugees, our scientific […]
June 23, 2014
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.
June 2, 2014
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.
May 29, 2014
May 16, 2014
Recognizing the contributions of staff members to the UBC community, five staff have been awarded the 2014 President’s Service Award for Excellence.
May 13, 2014
Freie Universität Berlin and the University of British Columbia sign a new strategic partnership agreement to foster innovation in research and teaching.
April 30, 2014
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.
March 12, 2014
Dr. Arvind Gupta chosen as UBC’s next President.
March 12, 2014
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.
February 26, 2014
February 25 marked the formal opening of the University of British Columbia –India Liaison Office.
February 17, 2014
I am delighted to have been asked to participate in the official delegation for the Governor General of Canada’s state visit to India.
January 22, 2014
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.
November 27, 2013
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 […]
November 26, 2013
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.
November 20, 2013
Click here to read the speech I gave today to close the Canadian Bureau for International Education 2013 Conference.
September 24, 2013
I had the privilege of speaking at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission(TRC) BC National Event.
September 18, 2013
My congratulations to the recipients of the President’s Service Award for Excellence and the President’s Staff Award.
September 11, 2013
In this year’s annual letter, I highlight the work that we are doing together to build a stronger and even more influential UBC.
September 1, 2013
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 […]
August 28, 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.
August 23, 2013
I am pleased to announce that the University of British Columbia has concluded an unprecedented, five-year strategic cooperation agreement with China’s Chongqing government.
May 17, 2013
The University of British Columbia and the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation today welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG.
May 13, 2013
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 […]
May 10, 2013
Presidents and students from universities around the world will be at the University of British Columbia May 8-10 to explore the impact of new technology on learning and research for the annual meeting and presidential symposium of Universitas 21 (U21).
April 19, 2013
Twenty-five years ago, the First Nations House of Learning was established, and 20 years ago, the Longhouse was built to house it. Both were among the first of their kind in North America.
April 19, 2013
I had the pleasure today to announce that the University of British Columbia has entered into a new and innovative partnership with Alpha Technologies and Corvus Energy.
April 8, 2013
I am delighted to announce that the UBC Board of Governors has reappointed Ms. Lisa Castle, Vice-President Human Resources.
April 8, 2013
I met with Her Excellency Ms. Quentin Bryce, Governor General of Australia today on her first visit to UBC.
March 6, 2013
The City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia released a KPMG study that shows a rail-based rapid transit system is needed to meet the corridor’s significant economic potential.
March 1, 2013
Today I attended the official opening of the multi-purpose Arts and Sciences Centre at UBC’s Okangan campus.
February 20, 2013
Since 2011, I have co-chaired a Canada West Task Force, comprised of university presidents and athletic directors from Canada West (CW). It was struck to develop proposals for restructuring competitive arrangements in CW and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).
January 31, 2013
Today I joined Minister Ben Stewart and the UBC Okanagan community to celebrate the official opening for Engineering, Management and Education building at UBC’s Okanagan campus. This impressive high-tech building is designed to inspire students and produce extraordinary research collaboration and houses the School of Engineering, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Management and the College […]
December 21, 2012
A successful official visit to Chongqing, China has helped to solidify future partnerships and collaboration between the city of Chongqing and UBC.
December 20, 2012
On December 6, 2012 His Excellency, Gordon Campbell, Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and Professor Stephen J. Toope welcomed Europe-based donors and friends to UBC’s start an evolution: London Celebration at Canada House.
September 14, 2012
A new $34-million UBC clean energy facility will generate clean heat and electricity for campus from renewable bioenergy
September 11, 2012
Prof. Toope welcomes everyone to the new academic year and provides an update on UBC’s current priorities in his Annual Letter
August 14, 2012
Positioning Canada as the academic and research destination of choice for Asia will help it thrive in the new global economy