Today UBC released the summary of a report by the Honourable Lynn Smith, which outlines her findings relating to allegations that, following the publication of a blog post by Professor Jennifer Berdahl on August 8, 2015, the Chair of the Board of Governors or individuals in the Sauder School of Business interfered with her academic freedom or violated relevant UBC policies.
As a result of the call for nominations issued last week, I am pleased to announce that we have received many nominations for faculty and for management and professional staff to serve on the Presidential Search Committee. Nominations for those positions are now closed.
As announced yesterday, the Board of Governors and the Senates of UBC have agreed to the Terms of Reference for a presidential search committee. As part of that process, faculty members, management & professional staff, and unionized staff from both campuses of UBC are to elect members to the search committee.