To: the UBC Community
I am delighted to announce that the UBC Board of Governors has approved the reappointment of Dr. John Hepburn as Vice-President, Research and International for a second five-year term, effective July 1, 2011.
Dr. Hepburn brings an energetic, consultative, forthright approach to his position. His first term was marked by a careful building and development of strategies in both the Research and International portfolios, leaving him ready to fully implement these vital agendas in his second term. John was commended for his passion for research. He is recognized as one of the most influential VPRs in Canada.
The Board was impressed by the broad scope of Dr. Hepburn’s contributions over his time at UBC and the high regard in which he is held. In approving his reappointment, the Board acknowledged that Dr. Hepburn has been an innovative member of the administration, and has done much to enhance the research environment and agenda at UBC.
Stephen J. Toope
President and Vice-Chancellor