Santa in the News


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