Consideration of the extension of the Vice-President, Students

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Dr. Ainsley Carry is approaching the end of his first term as Vice-President, Students, and has asked to be considered for a second term. In light of this, the university is seeking feedback from students, faculty and staff regarding his reappointment.

Dr. Carry joined UBC in 2019. Reporting directly to the President and Vice-Chancellor, his role cultivates and coordinates institutional structures and programs to ensure UBC achieves its vision for an exceptional student experience, where all students achieve their full potential and contribute to a civil and sustainable society.

An advisory committee has been established to review Dr. Carry’s performance and make a recommendation to the president concerning his extension. In accordance with Board Policy AP14, membership of the committee is as follows:

  • Deborah Buszard, Chair
  • Tashia Kootenayoo, member, Board of Governors
  • Rehan Sadiq, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Okanagan
  • Darren Dahl, Dean, UBC Sauder School of Business
  • James Charbonneau, faculty member, UBC Vancouver
  • Jonathan Holzman, UBC Okanagan Senate
  • Eshana Bhangu, President, Alma Mater Society
  • Jakson Pashelka, President, UBC Students’ Union Okanagan
  • Andrew Parr, Associate Vice-President, Student Housing & Community Services
  • Noorjean Hassam, Associate Vice-President, Student Health
  • Julie Wagemakers, Secretary (non-voting)

The committee is now seeking feedback regarding Dr. Carry’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 February 15, 2023. Please email comments to All communications will be held in strict confidence.

Thank you for supporting this process.

Deborah Buszard
Interim President and Vice-Chancellor

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