Presidential search town halls

To: Faculty, staff, and students in Vancouver and the Okanagan

If you are a manager of staff whose work is not computer-based, please print this email and display it in a common work area for them to review.

The Presidential Search Committee is entering the significant phase of formulating the presidential position profile, and as UBC stakeholders, your input is critical. The search committee will hold town halls on the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses as well as continue to receive input from all internal and external stakeholders. Once finalized in early February, the presidential position profile will be made public.

Vancouver campus
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Lunch: 11:30 am
Town hall: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (Jack Poole Ballroom)

Okanagan campus
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Lunch: 11:30 am
Town hall: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Location: University Theatre (ADM 026)

The Presidential Search Committee invites you to submit your views and advice on the following:

  • Required leadership attributes, values, professional qualifications, and experience of candidates
  • Priorities, opportunities, and challenges facing the university over the next five to ten years

Further information, including the last position profile, may be found on the President Search website at

I encourage you to take part in the consultation process and share your views with the search committee. The search committee looks forward to seeing you at one of the town hall meetings, but should you be unable to attend please feel free to submit your written comments to:

The University of British Columbia
Presidential Search Committee
c/o Reny Kahlon, Secretary
Old Administration Building
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z2


Thank you and Happy New Year.

Lindsay Gordon
Chair, Presidential Search Committee