Consideration of the reappointment of UBC Chancellor

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In July 2020, the Honourable Steven Lewis Point, the former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, became UBC’s 19th Chancellor and the first Indigenous person to hold the position. As he approaches the end of his first three-year term, he is now being considered for reappointment.

The Chancellor is the senior statesperson of the university and serves as the titular head. This role advocates for the vision of the university, and plays an essential ambassadorial role in strengthening UBC’s relationship with key stakeholders, alumni and the community the university serves. The Chancellor is chair of the convocation, confers degrees granted by UBC and is a member, ex officio, of the Board of Governors, Vancouver Senate, Okanagan Senate, Council of Senates and the alumni UBC Board of Directors. The position is voluntary.

As part of the reappointment process, the university is inviting nominations from students, faculty and staff to serve on an advisory committee as follows:

  • Two faculty members from UBC Vancouver
  • One faculty member from UBC Okanagan
  • One undergraduate student from UBC Vancouver
  • One undergraduate student from UBC Okanagan
  • One graduate student from either UBC Vancouver or UBC Okanagan
  • One staff member from UBC Vancouver
  • One staff member from UBC Okanagan

Once the committee is established there will be further updates regarding the process, including ways in which you can provide input. The terms of reference can be found at

Nominations will close at 4:00pm on Friday, August 19, 2022. For nomination forms and eligibility information, please visit:

Debra Doucette
Chair, alumni UBC Board of Directors

Kate Ross
Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar

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