Speeches & Announcements

TESS Online 2020: Flexibility, feedback and forgiveness: Lessons in humanity from UBC’s digital learning frontlines
October 21, 2020
eCampus Ontario Thank you for that kind welcome, Daniel. I am truly honored to be able to join you today from the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam First Nation, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean here in Vancouver, BC. It is always a privilege to be included in important conversations about […]


Celebrating the Indigenous Strategic Plan
September 14, 2020
UBC Vancouver Unceded Territories of the Musqueam People Thank you, Coastal Wolf Pack, Elder Grant, Drs. Lightfoot and Moss for your warm welcomes. I would like to thank the UBC community for providing their input and sharing their opinions. Thank you in particular to the ISP planning team, especially Drs. Lightfoot and Moss for the […]


This is What Hope Looks Like
January 30, 2020
Third Space Life Charity Willowstone Academy, Kelowna   Thank you everybody for being here this evening in support of an issue that is close to my heart: student mental health and wellbeing. This conversation is timely; as you may know, yesterday was Bell Let’s Talk Day.  UBC participates in this program, which raises funds for […]


Global University, Global Family
January 20, 2020
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, UBC Vancouver campus Thank you, Sheldon for the kind introduction.  Sheldon and Emelda, we are delighted that you have joined us all the way from Hong Kong for tonight’s event. Your enduring commitment to UBC is truly appreciated—and speaks to the global reach of our UBC community. Thank you for […]


Students as Partners: Leveraging Human Capital to Advance Digital Innovation
December 17, 2019
6th Annual Conference on Educational Innovation (CIIE 2019) Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico Thank you. Coming all the way from the west coast of Canada where things are considerably colder and darker at the moment, it’s a treat for me to be able to join you here in Mexico, especially at Tecnologico de Monterrey. UBC […]


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