Consideration of the reappointment of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation

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Dr. Gail Murphy assumed the role of Vice-President, Research & Innovation in August 2017. As she approaches the end of her first term, she is now being considered for reappointment.

The Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI), reports to the President and is a member of the university’s senior executive team. This role is pivotal in advancing the research and innovation agendas of the university across both campuses, and articulating and promoting the university’s research and scholarly strengths, goals, and achievements to UBC’s internal and external communities.

An advisory committee has been established to review Dr. Murphy’s performance and make a recommendation to the President concerning her reappointment. In accordance with Board Policy AP6, membership of the committee is as follows:

  • Santa J. Ono, Chair
  • Anna Kindler, Board of Governors
  • John Klironomos, Board of Governors
  • Guy Faulkner, UBC Vancouver Senate
  • Greg Garrard, UBC Okanagan Senate
  • Gina Ogilvie, professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC Vancouver
  • Matthew Evenden, Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation
  • Kimani Karangu, graduate student, UBC Vancouver
  • Jonathan Low, graduate student, UBC Okanagan
  • Julie Wagemakers, secretary (non-voting)

The committee is now seeking feedback regarding Dr. Murphy’s performance in relation to the duties and responsibilities, as outlined in the original job description, which can be found at

All UBC students, faculty, and staff, are invited to share their views by December 30, 2021. Please email comments to All communications will be held in strict confidence.

Thank you for supporting this process.

Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

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