To: All UBC Students, Faculty and Staff
We are pleased to announce the Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Mr. Michael White as Associate Vice-President, Campus and Community Planning effective February 3, 2014 and following the recommendation of the AVP CCP Search Committee.
Mr. White is a former Senior Planner of the City of Vancouver and Senior Planning Manager of Abu Dhabi, UAE, with 17 years of urban planning experience in North America, the Middle East and Asia. In Vancouver, he worked for 10 years leading city-wide initiatives such as Eco-density, community revitalization and sustainability planning through Neighbourhood Centres, as well as city planning for the new Canada Line working with the City and TransLink. In Abu Dhabi, Mr. White was the Senior Planning Manager for Planning Policy at the Urban Planning Council, where he helped create a new development agency to plan and develop the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In this role, Mr. White’s team created a range of plans and policies, including a new capital city plan for the UAE and neighbourhood plans and development regulations throughout Abu Dhabi. He returned to Vancouver two years ago and has enjoyed a successful consulting practice with projects throughout Canada and internationally.
Mr. White is known for his strategic planning, team building, program management and facilitation abilities. He will work closely with the Executive in overseeing the Campus Planning & Design portfolio, the Consultation portfolio and the Sustainability and Engineering portfolio for both campuses; Planning and Development Services and Programs and Animation for the Vancouver campus; and Campus Planning and Infrastructure for the Okanagan campus.
Please join us welcoming Michael White and in wishing him well on his exciting mandate.
Vice-President Finance, Resources and Operations
Vice-President Communications and Community Partnership
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UBC Okanagan