Message from Professor Ono – celebrating the start of the academic year

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To: Faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan

Welcome back for the start of the 2017/18 academic year. I hope you all had a chance to enjoy the summer.

Today, UBC is welcoming thousands of new and returning students to our campuses, learning and research sites. As we embrace the energy and excitement that comes with this, I would like to take an opportunity to reflect on UBC’s recent developments — as well as look ahead to the future.

I have posted a letter to the UBC community which includes:

  • Welcoming our students, new faculty and staff
  • An update on UBC’s Strategic Plan process
  • Updates on UBC’s global connections, research and innovation
  • Our commitment to UBC being a safe and inclusive community
  • Campus construction and sustainability updates
  • Celebrating our alumni

You can read the letter at

Whatever role you play at UBC, I would like to thank you for your continued dedication. I look forward to working with you in the coming year.

Professor Santa J. Ono,
President and Vice-Chancellor