Santa’s Blog


Presidential Priorities, 2021-22
I am pleased to present my priorities and goals for the 2021-22 year. Briefly, the priorities fall into the following categories – equity, diversity and inclusion; indigenous engagement and reconciliation; climate change; COVID-19 response; operational efficiency and the President’s Academic Excellence Initiative. 1. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Work with the UBC community to complete the […]

Community Update, September 16, 2021: Homecoming
Dear members of the UBC community. I would like to acknowledge that I am speaking to you from the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. I hope everyone is having a great September so far. I’ve really enjoyed seeing our campuses come to life as new students arrive for the first time, […]

IRP Student: UBC’s Renewal Journey Continues
As you know, UBC has come together to undertake many transformational changes over the past year. Not only have we continued to adapt to the challenges and opportunities the pandemic has posed, we also have made the leap to new enterprise systems to support our work in Human Resources, Finance Operations, and maintenance and asset […]

Do Your Part: Declare Your Vaccination Status
Dear members of the UBC community: As you know, all students, faculty and staff must complete an online, confidential declaration of vaccination status at It’s quick and easy to complete the declaration. I’d like to thank the many members of the UBC community who have already completed the declaration. If you haven’t completed it […]

Community Update, September 1, 2021: Vaccination is the key to a successful return to campus
Dear members of the UBC community. As the fall term begins, students, staff and faculty are preparing hard for the start of term, and we greatly appreciate all of your efforts. I would like to assure all students and their families that robust safety measures are in place to ensure a smooth and safe move […]

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