COVID–19 — Santa Ono’s address to the community (Apr. 17)

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As you know, I have made a commitment to share updates regarding COVID-19 and UBC’s response — including stories of how our community is coming together during this time.

Today I would like to share two updates:

Discussing the impact of COVID-19 on our community

As part of my regular address to the community, I discuss the impact that the current COVID-19 outbreak will have on UBC in the years to come, and the important role we each play in helping the organization get through this very challenging time.

You will find my update, in both video and text format, at

Acknowledging the great work that continues at UBC

While the current situation dominates so much of our focus, it is important we don’t overlook the great work that continues to happen at UBC, and the regular operations that keep it running.

To that end, I would like to share the latest edition of my Letter from Santa. In this communication, you will find updates on new senior appointments, rankings, 3M Teaching Fellowships and more. You can read the latest Letter from Santa at:

Finally, I would like to acknowledge the staff and faculty who continue to work on our campuses and learning sites – whether in operational roles or continuing important research. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the university.

Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

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