To: All UBC Students, Faculty and Staff
Since the broadcast e-mail of March 13th, announcing the establishment of the President’s Advisory Committee for the selection of a new Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services, and Registrar, the advisory committee has met twice. The committee has reviewed the Candidate Profile and Opportunities and Challenges (found within the Executive Brief), the development of which was informed by consultations conducted by our search consultant, Brent Cameron, of Odgers Berndtson; and the committee’s suggestions for revisions have been incorporated. The committee has also heard from Lisa Collins, Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar pro tem, about the role and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead; and from Linda McKnight, Director, HR Advisory Services, on equity and diversity in the recruitment and selection process.
The advertisement has been distributed nationally and internationally in print and web-based media, and extensive networks will be used to source potential candidates and nominations. The Executive Brief is the document that will be used to attract interest in the position. Both documents can be found on the websites of the Provost’s Offices of UBC’s Vancouver campus (http://www.vpacademic.ubc.ca) and UBC’s Okanagan campus (http://provost.ok.ubc.ca).
We invite you to forward any names of potential candidates to Brent Cameron (firstname.lastname@example.org). Potential candidates will be approached confidentially, and all discussion relating to names, or other identifying details, of potential candidates will be kept strictly confidential to the members of the search committee.
As Dr. Wesley Pue will be stepping down as Provost and Vice-Principal at UBC-Okanagan before the work of the advisory committee is completed, President Toope has accepted our recommendation that Dr. Gordon Binsted, incoming Interim Provost and Vice-Principal, be appointed to replace Dr. Pue, as Co-chair of the advisory committee. Dr. Binsted will join the advisory committee immediately. We thank Dr. Pue for his contributions to the search process thus far.
The next phase of the search is a quiet one, during which the committee will review and consider potential candidates. We will continue to update the community as the search progresses.
David H. Farrar, Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC’s Vancouver campus
Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UBC’s Okanagan campus