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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.”


Connected by Commitment 2015-2016 Annual Report

I am pleased to share the University of British Columbia’s Connected by Commitment 2015-2016 Annual Report. The report communicates our progress each year through a mix of storytelling and metrics that highlight the achievements of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni as they support the nine commitments of the university’s strategic plan, Place and Promise.


Invitation to engage from Professor Santa Ono (staff)

If you are a manager of staff whose work is not computer-based, please print this email and display it in a common work area for them to review. I wanted to write to you directly – even prior to my joining UBC on August 15 – to share with you my leadership style and a request that you engage with me in improving and strengthening our university.


Invitation to engage from Professor Santa Ono (faculty)

I wanted to write to you directly – even prior to my joining UBC on August 15 – to share with you my leadership style, my hopes for UBC, and a request that you engage with me in improving and strengthening our university.


Farewell to Dr. Martha C. Piper

Last year, Dr. Martha C. Piper returned to UBC as Interim President and Vice-Chancellor. On June 30, she will formally end her second period of leadership at UBC. Dr. Piper’s passion and dedication have been extraordinary, and her advice to the Board and the senior administration has been invaluable.


Sexual Assault Policy consultation

As a follow-up to my message on June 7, the Board of Governors has referred Policy #131 (Sexual Assault) http://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2016/06/Proposed-Policy-131.pdf for consultation: all members of the university community are encouraged to provide their comments.


Dr. Santa Ono named as 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC

To: Faculty, staff and students in Vancouver and the Okanagan If you are a manager of staff whose work is not computer-based, please print this email and display it in a common work area for them to review. I am pleased to announce today that Dr. Santa Ono has been named as the 15th President […]


Announcement of the 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC

To: Faculty, staff and students in Vancouver and the Okanagan If you are a manager of staff whose work is not computer-based, please print this email and display it in a common work area for them to review. On behalf of the UBC Board of Governors, it is my pleasure to invite you to the […]



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