The following Broadcast Message is being sent to all faculty members at UBC’s Vancouver campus, from David Farrar, Provost and Vice President Academic.
The University is seeking an Academic Director for the Learning Exchange (www.learningexchange.ubc.ca). The Learning Exchange, located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES), exemplifies UBC’s commitment to community engagement.
The Academic Director will serve as the academic champion for the Learning Exchange, taking a lead role in ensuring that the Learning Exchange is linked effectively with UBC’s academic mission. In collaboration with the Learning Exchange Director, the Academic Director will build upon and add to the current Learning Exchange community-university engagement activities and support the University’s effort to achieve and strengthen its Place and Promise: The UBC Plan commitments.
The Selection Committee for an Academic Director of the Learning Exchange has developed a profile of the successful candidate, outlining major responsibilities, in the Call for Applications, which will appear in the next edition of UBC Reports. It has also been posted on http://www.vpacademic.ubc.ca/. A more detailed Position Profile may be found on that site.
I would be grateful if you would make this important opportunity known widely. Applicants should submit their current CV and letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by confidential fax at 604-822-3134.
Questions may be directed to Ian Cavers, Chair of the Selection Committee at: email@example.com; or Kathleen Leahy, Director of the Learning Exchange at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Selection Committee:
Ian Cavers, Chair
Kathleen Leahy, Director, Learning Exchange
Linc Kesler, Director FNHL and Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs
Margot Young, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
Joe Wai, Architect
Nancy Cameron, Associate Director, YWCA Crabtree Corner Community Program
Kiran Mahal, Vice-President, Academic & University Affairs, AMS
Ting Ting Zhou, Language and Literacy, Department Rep., Graduate Student Society