Students

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Update on UBC sexual assault policy and action plan

UBC is undertaking several coordinated strategies to improve policies and practices that address sexual assault and sexual harassment in our community. I have highlighted below the actions of two groups working toward this aim: the University Sexual Assault Panel who are gathering input on a UBC-wide sexual assault action plan and the Sexual Assault Policy Committee who are developing a new sexual assault policy.

Board governance – listening to your views

On behalf of the UBC Board of Governors, I would like to thank all those who attended today’s meeting to share their views about board governance.

UBC Board of Governors meeting – webcast live

The UBC Board of Governors has invited representatives of student, faculty, staff and alumni groups to attend tomorrow’s board meeting for a discussion on governance. In addition to the verbal presentations and discussion at the meeting, the board welcomes additional written submissions to bog.ubc@ubc.ca.

Presidential search: Shortlist of candidates finalized

We are delighted to advise that the search committee, after much discussion and deliberation, has constructed a shortlist of seven excellent candidates. The position profile developed through stakeholder consultation has been instrumental in the evaluation of candidates, and we thank the UBC community for your thoughtful input. As a committee, we have been pleased with the genuine level of interest and optimism expressed by all candidates at the prospect of contributing to the ongoing success of UBC as it enters its second century. We are encouraged by the strength and diversity that is represented in this pool of candidates. The candidates on the shortlist are diverse in terms of backgrounds, academic disciplines, geographic location, university leadership positions held, gender and ethnicity.

Join the Centennial celebrations on April 6

UBC’s Centennial year has offered the opportunity to mark our collective pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning, and research. It also offers the chance to remember the history of our Aboriginal neighbours and look forward to a mutually beneficial and positive future.

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