Latest Messages

Copyright System Updates

As we look ahead to another academic year, UBC is taking this opportunity to re-engage with you on the issue of copyright. Copyright law is not static. Over the coming two years, we are anticipating several developments in copyright law that will require continued vigilance on the part of faculty, staff and the university administration.


Professor Stephen Toope nominated as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

On behalf of the entire UBC community and with great pleasure I am writing to congratulate Professor Stephen Toope on his nomination as the 346th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.


Be part of Homecoming, Saturday, September 17th!

You’ll want to be one of 10,000 fans at Thunderbird Stadium for the biggest event of the year #UBCHomecoming 2016! This UBC tradition starts on Saturday, September 17th at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre where it kicks off with the Great Thunderbird Trek and carries on to a high-energy pre-game street party at Thunderbird Stadium. Wear your ‘Blue and Gold’ and come cheer on the 2016 Vanier Cup Champion UBC Thunderbirds football team as they take on Regina. Tickets are available now, get yours early to avoid lineups at the stadium. #gobirdsgo


You are invited to Homecoming, Saturday, September 17th

Faculty and staff are invited to take part in UBC Homecoming on Saturday, September 17th. Be sure to visit the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre to take part in family friendly activities with a festival atmosphere and to kickstart your Homecoming experience while enjoying a complimentary pancake brunch, presented by BMO alumni UBC MasterCard.


Search process for key strategic roles

As I approach the end of my first month as President, I would like to thank you for making my family and I feel welcome. I have been impressed by everything I’ve encountered at UBC, and I feel privileged to lead such a wonderful institution.


Sexual Assault Policy Update

n recent months UBC has made significant strides to improve its policies and practices for addressing and responding to sexual assault. Recognizing the importance of this issue, I wanted to share some updates around progress and next steps. These include an extension of the consultation process and a series of information sessions.


Message from Professor Santa Ono – developing a new UBC vision

One of my top priorities over the coming academic year will be the development of a new vision and strategic plan for UBC. UBC has been extremely well served by Place and Promise, the plan introduced in 2009 by President Stephen Toope; since then, however, the world has changed in many ways, and our university needs to revisit its goals and priorities to reflect those changes.


Join us in welcoming students to our campus

September is an exciting time of year for the University. Our new undergraduate and graduate students join our community and we welcome back our returning students to this extraordinary place of learning. I would like to extend my thanks for what you do to make UBC a welcoming community for our students.


Message from Professor Santa Ono – join the conversation

Today I am proud to formally begin my new role as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia.


Welcome to Professor Ono and thank you to Dr. Farrar

Professor Santa Ono begins his role as UBC’s 15th President and Vice-Chancellor on Monday, and I would like to extend a warm welcome to him on behalf of the university community. This promises to be an exciting stage in UBC’s history, and we look forward to working with Professor Ono as he prepares to move our university, in his words, “from excellence to eminence.”



See all archived messages.