Announcing the new Vice-President, Human Resources

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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Marcia Buchholz as UBC’s new Vice-President, Human Resources. She will begin this role on April 20, 2020.

Ms. Buchholz joined UBC in August 2019 as Managing Director, Human Resources Advisory Partnerships, Central Operational Services, and HR Professional Standards. She has been Interim Vice-President, Human Resources, since December 2019.

Prior to joining UBC, Ms. Buchholz held various senior administrative roles including Associate Vice-President, Human Resources at the University of Calgary; Senior Managing Consultant — HR Strategy and Transformation at IBM Canada; Vice-President, Human Resources at Jayman; Human Resources Outsourcing — CIBC Global Client Delivery Executive at EDS (Hewlett Packard); Executive Director, Lifeworks EFAP & Wellness Programs and concurrently National Director, Human Resources at Ceridian.

In these roles, she provided strategic leadership for large companies and institutions and led strategic planning processes, focused on increasing wellbeing initiatives, facilitating business transformation and process improvements.

I wish to thank the members of the search committee, which comprised representatives from our student community, Faculties, senior staff and the Board of Governors. They were all instrumental in helping to find such an outstanding candidate.

I would also like to thank Ms. Buchholz for her dedication to UBC, as she stepped into the interim role for the last four months. Please join me in congratulating her.

Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

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