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Statement from the elected members of the UBC Board of Governors

We, the eight elected members of the UBC Board of Governors (students, staff, and faculty) voted to accept the resignation of Dr. Arvind Gupta as President of UBC. We did so after respectful deliberation among all Board members and based on our own observations. None of us was bullied or pressured. We continue to believe that this decision was in the best interests of the university.

Reappointment of Dr. Louise Cowin as Vice-President, Students

The UBC Board of Governors has approved the reappointment of Dr. Louise Cowin as Vice-President, Students for a second term for five years, starting October 1, 2016

Release of the Paula Butler Review Executive Summary

In December 2015, barrister and solicitor Paula Butler, of Butler Workplace Solutions, an independent expert in workplace harassment, was retained by the university to review UBC’s response to concerns of sexual harassment and sexual assault raised by UBC students regarding a fellow student.

Presidential search: Position profile finalized

The past month has been very active for the Presidential Search Committee and I am delighted to announce that we have finalized and made public the position profile for the 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC. The document titled ‘Information for Candidates’ may be found here: http://bog.ubc.ca/files/2016/02/UBC_Information_for_Candidates.pdf

A statement on Board Governance at UBC

We are writing to the UBC community in our roles as the new Chair of the Board of Governors and the Interim President to address some of the issues that have been raised recently regarding Board governance.

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