Chris Guenard

Email: chris.guenard@ubc.ca


 

Dear colleagues,

As part of UBC’s standard practice under the Senate Policy on Reviews of Administrative Units, we are arranging for an external review of the UBC Okanagan Faculty of Management. This review will also inform the search process for the Faculty’s next Dean under the Board of Governors Policy AP5.

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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rumee Ahmed has been appointed Vice-Provost, International pro tem in the Offices of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, effective September 15, 2022.

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Dear colleagues,

You may have seen the message from President Santa Ono yesterday announcing that UBC will be observing Monday, September 19 as a national day of mourning on both campuses. As mentioned in the UBC Broadcast, classes will be cancelled and employees will receive this day off subject to operational requirements. If you have any questions related to workplace operational requirements, please reach out to your HR advisor.

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Dear colleagues,

As we prepare for the start of a new academic year at UBC Okanagan, I would like to provide an update on the many excellent academic initiatives and activities underway on our campus. In this edition of Academic Update, we share inspiring stories about student and faculty success, award recognitions, opportunities to connect with our community and updates on programs, funding and more. I would like to extend a special welcome to the new faculty who are joining us this term. We had the opportunity to welcome them in person this week at a series of new faculty orientation workshops—thank you to the many people who came together to extend a warm welcome to campus.

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Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to provide an update on some recent changes in the Provost and Vice-President, Academic portfolio to support the important work underway on anti-racism and inclusive excellence at UBC Okanagan.

I am establishing a new Associate Provost, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism (IDEA) position in my office to lead this work. While the long-term scope of the role is currently under development, it is crucial to continue our progress in a timely manner—specifically on the recommendations articulated within the Inclusion Action Plan and the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force Report.

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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Heather Berringer has been appointed for a new five-year term as Chief Librarian and Associate Provost, Academic Operations and Services—formerly Associate Provost, Learning Services)—effective July 1, 2022. Heather has been Chief Librarian at UBC Okanagan since 2014; the role of Associate Provost, Learning Services was added on January 1, 2019.

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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Professor Will Hughes has been appointed Director for the School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan for a five-year term commencing July 1, 2022.

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Dear colleagues,

The Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations (ALT-2040) Fund supports program development, curriculum transformations, student experience enhancement and educational resource development that accelerates the curricular vision in UBC’s strategic planning documents Outlook 2040 and UBC’s Strategic Plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century.

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Dear colleagues,

As we conclude a busy winter term at UBC Okanagan, I am pleased to share a new iteration of the Provost Office newsletter, Academic Update. We will be issuing this newsletter quarterly on the Provost’s website to keep you apprised of the many academic initiatives happening on our campus.

I encourage you to learn more about exciting academic initiatives and upcoming events in the May 2022 Academic Update.

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Dear colleagues,

UBC Okanagan is proud to celebrate outstanding and innovative teaching. Each year, we recognize exemplary role models who make a significant impact on the culture of teaching and learning on our campus with the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation. This year, we are pleased to expand our award category to recognize the contributions of instructors holding limited-term appointments at UBC Okanagan.

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