Santa in the News


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 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