Seeking nominations for the Chancellor Search Committee

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As you are aware, UBC is searching for a new Chancellor as the Honourable Steven Point is stepping down from his role this year.

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 the 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 search 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 student from UBC Okanagan
  • One graduate student from UBC Vancouver or UBC Okanagan
  • One staff member from UBC Vancouver
  • One staff member from UBC Okanagan

To learn more about the process, visit:

Nominations will close at 4pm on Friday, February 17. For nomination forms and eligibility information, please visit:

Once the committee is established, there will be further updates regarding the process, including ways in which you can provide input.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Fred Withers
Chair, alumni UBC Board of Directors

Rella Ng
Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar

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