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Presidential search: final list of candidates

We are pleased to provide a further update on the Presidential search process.

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.

Presidential search: Candidate longlist finalized

I am pleased to provide a further update on the Presidential search process.

Following publication of the position profile for the 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC (http://bog.ubc.ca/?page_id=11433), our consultant Perrett Laver has contacted potential candidates and, as expected, there is significant interest in the position from a large group of highly qualified individuals.

Call for applications: Senior Advisor on academic freedom

UBC is committed to a proactive approach to the preservation and advancement of academic freedom. The university is seeking to appoint a Senior Advisor on academic freedom to lead a system-wide conversation concerning the scope of academic freedom, and to develop materials to educate the university community concerning the need to support and protect academic freedom.

Support UBC on GivingTuesday

Today is GivingTuesday, an international day to highlight the importance of giving back. At UBC, you can find the impact of our supporters everywhere. I invite you to use this global occasion to help us celebrate the contribution of donors, alumni and friends to our campuses — and to the world.

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