Statements to the University Community

“Words Cannot Express the Depth of Our Sorrow”
September 27, 2021
Dear members of the UBC community. This week we are grieving for the loss of two students, whose lives were horribly cut short. It is difficult to comprehend and express the enormity of the loss of these two bright and promising young adults, who were part of the UBC family. Words cannot express the depth […]


Statement on the Tragic Deaths of Two Students
September 26, 2021
Today our UBC community is mourning the tragic deaths of two students, struck and killed by a car early this morning on Northwest Marine Drive. It is difficult to comprehend and express the enormity of the loss of these two bright and promising young adults. On behalf of the university, I wish to extend our […]


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2021
August 18, 2021
In June of this year, the federal government passed legislation to mark September 30, 2021 as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Earlier this month, the Province of BC followed suit recognizing this as a day of commemoration in the public sector. UBC will be observing this day as a holiday on both campuses […]


Devastating wildfires in the Okanagan area
August 17, 2021
Dear colleagues, ‘way: We are deeply distressed by the devastating wildfires in the Okanagan area and throughout the province. Many within our UBC community and beyond are feeling the toll of increased stress and uncertainty due to these fires, coupled with the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. Our thoughts and those of our students, faculty and […]


Statement on the Missing Children of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools
June 24, 2021
We are heartbroken to learn of the confirmation of further burial sites of children at former residential schools. These discoveries are horrifying. We can only imagine the grief and pain that the families and communities of the missing children are feeling. UBC stands with First Nations seeking the truth about the missing children. We support […]


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