Speeches & Announcements

2019 Lunar New Year Dinner Remarks
January 21, 2019
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Vancouver Thank you everyone, and thank you especially to Susan and Ken Chow. (To the Chows:) We are delighted to have you lead us through the program this evening. But UBC is also honoured and deeply grateful for your dedication and generosity all the other days of the year. I […]


Breakfast of Champions
November 14, 2018
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Vancouver Thank you, Jayne. Good morning, everybody! So happy to see so many people here to help celebrate the academic achievements of our Thunderbird varsity student athletes. These students are indeed special. To be honoured, they must have an average of 80% or higher in the 2017/18 academic year and […]


Servant Leadership and My Journey to Faith
September 30, 2018
Tenth Church, Vancouver BC Thank you, Ken, and all of you for inviting me to speak at your services today. I was asked to talk about servant leadership. I certainly didn’t start out imagining that one day I would be called to be a leader. I became an academic because of my natural curiosity and […]


Brand-Building in a Bowtie
September 28, 2018
World One Reputation Network, Vancouver BC Thank you, Mark and good morning, everybody! I’d like to begin by acknowledging that I would like to acknowledge that we are gathered today on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. I am inspired by the calibre of the people and institutions represented in the […]


Tuum Est: How shall I change the world for the better?
September 4, 2018
Imagine, UBC Vancouver Welcome UBC Class of 2022! Look forward to communicating with you over the years. Say hello on campus. Or connect through social media (@UBCPrez) World Class University, #25 in NTU, #27 US News 3 Prime Ministers of Canada, 8 Nobel Laureates, 65 Olympic Medalists, 71 Rhodes Scholars, and has >300 faculty members […]


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