Speeches & Announcements

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 […]


30 Years Later: Remembering Them
December 6, 2019
Vancouver Beam of Light Ceremony, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Good morning. Thirty years ago today, 14 young women were killed at École Polytechnique de Montréal because they were women. At the time of the attack, I had recently moved from Montreal to Harvard, after completing my studies at McGill University. I was also […]


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