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May 18: A Campus Resident: Meet Deborah Buszard

May 2: CityNews: B.C. university students join walkout calling for grad student funding

May 1: Shure News: Food Matters: Shaping Student Minds Through Sustainable Agriculture

March 9: BC Business: UBC is spicing up its campus (and the local agri-food industry) with a new food processing plant

March 16: Times Higher Education: Rise of female leaders ‘opens up a sense of what’s achievable’

March 22: Erudera: Breaking Glass Ceiling: 60 Best Global Universities Led by Women


June 23: North Delta Reporter: UBC expanding physical therapy program into Surrey

April 15: The Ubyssey: UBC won’t support AMS motion on divestment from companies complicit in Palestinian human rights violations, president says

May 10: The Ubyssey: From the Boardroom: Governors approve provincial letter calling for full return of on-campus activities

Feb. 1: Times Higher Education: Santa Ono on the mental health crisis

Jan. 19: University Affairs: Investing in humanities, social sciences is key to post-pandemic recovery


Dec. 14: Vancouver Sun: UBC president presents early vision for Surrey campus

Nov. 25: The Ubyssey: UBC president signs Scarborough Charter on anti-Black racism

August 8: CTV News: Should post-secondary schools mandate vaccines for on-campus learning?

July 19: The Ubyssey: New Asian Canadian Research Engagement Centre to be established at UBC

June 10: University Affairs: UBC national forum aims to develop ‘bold and concrete action’ to address anti-Asian racism

May 11: India Education Diary: Manipal Academy Of Higher Education Partners With Canada’s University Of British Columbia To Address Issues Of Global Relevance

March 31: Vancouver Sun: Thunberg, Henry to receive honorary degrees from UBC

March 22: The Georgia Straight: UBC president Santa J. Ono issues statement on anti-Asian racism and the Atlanta shootings

March 9: CTV News: Post-secondary schools in B.C. told to prepare for in-person classes this fall

February 17: Corporate Knights Magazine: Testing grounds for sustainability

January 26: University Affairs: a one-stop shop to bring researchers and industry partners together

January 18: Skills Training for a Resilient Post-Pandemic Economy

January 12: Times Higher Education: How to tackle campus racism? Listen to and reward minority staff



Dec. 31: Cincinnati Enquirer: Former University of Cincinnati president Santa Ono “a Bearcat for life”

Nov. 9: Vancouver Magazine: The Power 50

November 3: Times Higher Education: Save students from Covid mental health crisis, sector told

October 19: Times Higher Education: THE summit to discuss sustainable, effective leadership during and after crisis

October 16: Corporate Knights: UBC and Corporate Responsibility

September 25: The Ubyssey: Pivoting online: How Homecoming 2020 is coming together

September 21: University Affairs: Canadian universities accelerate collective climate action

August 20: Georgia Straight: UBC president Santa Ono joins Vancouver tech company Teramera’s advisory board

August 18: Canada Newswire: Dr. Santa Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC, Joins Terramera’s Strategic Advisory Board

August 12; Daily Hive: UBC reappoints President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono for second term

June 16: The Ubyssey: Santa Ono calls for external investigation of racial profiling incident

June 1: The Ubyssey: Santa Ono, student societies, release statements in solidarity with Black communities

May 15: CBC The National: Interview re COVID-19

April 21: CityNews Vancouver: Short Stories of Hope aim to give Langley students sense of community while apart

February 14: CBC The Current: ‘You just spiral’: UBC president who overcame mental health crisis determined to help Canadian students

January 31: Am1150 Kelowna: UBC President shares story of Mental Health

January 14: CBC Ideas: Education without liberal arts is a threat to humanity, argues UBC President

January 11: CBC: Students end hunger strike after UBC clarifies position on divestment from fossil fuels

January 9: Kelowna Capital News: UBC president Santa Ono coming to Kelowna to talk about mental health

January 8: News1130: Several B.C. victims identified in Iran plane crash


December 5: Georgia Straight: UBC board declares climate emergency and will examine how to fully divest from fossil fuel companies

October 29: Vancouver Sun: Santa Ono helps ‘plant’ church congregation at UBC

October 25: Global News: Post-secondary schools focus on mental health as students feel the stress

October 17: Catholic Register: Liberal arts ‘never been more important’

September 17: Montecristo: For Santa Ono, Social Media is a Way to Connect With Students

August 28: Global TV: Back to school: UBC president’s personal mental health struggle

August 26: UBC Faculty of Arts News: Podcasts, policy, and the president: interdisciplinary course returns to teach the power of language

July 28: Georgia Straight: UBC president Santa Ono defends Maryland’s 7th congressional district in wake of vicious Trump tweets

July 28: News1130: UBC president voices support for Baltimore as Trump disparages city on Twitter

July 27: University World News: Universities ride eSports wave for a stake in its future

July 23: Vancouver Sun: Universities commit to climate change research at UBC summit

July 23: Vancouver Sun: Federal investment will help UBC further ‘smart city’ ambitions

July 22:The Georgia Straight: UBC president Santa Ono decries lack of recognition of women, urges influential men to promote gender equality

July 11: CBC: UBC’s president snapped this selfie with the French president at an ‘extraordinary’ meeting

March 18: Marine Propulsion: Canadian university kickstarts marine systems education and research drive

March 6: Georgia Straight: Vancouver Forum of the Week: Women in Science, Health, and Innovation

February 26: Global News: Musqueam flag flying high at UBC

February 20: University Affairs: Canadian government unveils draft Athena SWAN charter

February 12: CBC Radio: UBC introduces new policy after hockey player tweets about gender discrimination

January 30: Georgia Straight: UBC Connects is one way Santa Ono is shaking up the status quo and linking the university to the community

January 22: CKNW: SkyTrain is the preferred transit method out to UBC


December 28: The Province: Town Talk – Revisiting some who helped make 2018 what is was

December 21: Williams Lake Tribune: Christmas arrives early for Alex Fraser Research Forest

December 5: Georgia Straight: UBC president Santa Ono moves quickly to assemble new team of vice presidents

November 3: Vancouver’s incoming mayor reaffirms support for subway extension to campus

October 30: UBC to give honorary degrees to Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Kim Cattrall

October 19: The Daily Hive: UBC and SFU make history conferring Aga Khan with honorary degrees in joint ceremony

September 15: The Ubyssey: ‘UBC has to tell its stories better’: Ono to co-host monthly podcast on higher education

August 8: Georgia Straight: UBC president Santa Ono says campus officials are “providing supports” for students from Saudi Arabia

August 1: Vanderhoof Omineca Express: New scholarships available for grad students in B.C.

June 15: Inside Higher Education: A College President’s Twitter Strategy

May 30: CBC: UBC president calls on Ottawa to step in after activist graduate arrested in Saudi Arabia

May 25: National Post: As universities ‘Indigenize’, some see a threat to open inquiry

April 30: MIT Sloan Management Review: How Social Media Influences Communication on College Campuses

April 22: Daily Hive: Rail transit west of Arbutus to campus must be SkyTrain, says UBC President

April 11: Inside Higher Education: Presidents Insecure on Digital Learning

April 9: CBC: ‘Failing to confront a heinous history:’ UBC apologizes to victims of residential schools

April 9: Globe and Mail: UBC president apologizes for role university played in residential schools

March 15: Higher Education Plus:Keep an Open Mind in Order to Succeed, Says Professor Santa J.Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of British Columbia

March 1: Globe and Mail: 20 questions with UBC President Santa Ono

February 28: The Ubyssey: President Ono invests $25,000 in new AMS eHub service

February 27: Edunews Careers360: “We want to develop new technologies with Indian Universities”


November 17: Dr. Santa Ono on British Columbia’s Digital Technology Supercluster

October 27: CBC Television: The Mercer Report

September 28, 2017: The Future This is Canada’s Moment

September 17: The Province: UBC president crowd-surfs while T-Birds win for record crowd

September 14: UBC president one of four new fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences from UBC

August 28: Ubyssey: Here’s what happened at Santa Ono’s AMA last Friday

August 11: CKNW: In conversation with Simi Sara on CKNW – 1 Year Anniversary of UBC President

May 4: Globe and Mail: Canadian universities see surge of international students

March 15: Nikkei Voice: A heartfelt homecoming

February 5: Globe and Mail: Santa Ono: ‘The starting point has to be one of humility and respect’

January 19: Conversations that Matter: Santa Ono and his vision for UBC

January 16: Vancouver Sun: UBC’s Santa Ono announces new China adviser, new executive director

January 6: The JCA Bulletin: Santa Ono – creating new knowledge + making a difference at UBC


November 22: Vancouver Sun: Healing, reconciliation mark installation of Santa Ono as new UBC president

November 9: Vancouver Sun: Facebook Live with Santa Ono

September 12: Vancouver Sun: UBC president Santa Ono commends ‘thoughtful’ sex-assault report

September 10: Vancouver Sun: ‘This is not my first rodeo’: Engaging, charming but tough, UBC’s new president says he’s up to the challenge

July 20: Vancouver Sun: UBC president Santa Ono wins NAAAP award

June 18: Vancouver Sun: Santa Ono open about his Christian faith

June 14: Vancouver Sun: UBC’s new president talks depression, assaults on campus and why he refuses pay raises

June 13: Vancouver Sun: University of B.C. appoints Santa Ono as new president