Chris Guenard

Email: chris.guenard@ubc.ca


 

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the new academic year. I am pleased to share the September 2023 edition of Academic Update—the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic’s quarterly newsletter.

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To the campus community,

While the past week has been a difficult one for wildfires in our region, we are now seeing significant progress being made throughout the community and surrounding our campus. After consultation with academic leaders, regional partners, emergency personnel, students and faculty, we are now confident that classes will begin as originally scheduled and in person on September 5, 2023.

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We are pleased to announce that the UBC Board of Governors has approved the extension of the appointment of Dr. James Olson as Dean, Faculty of Applied Science, for a second five-year term, commencing July 1, 2023.

Dr. Olson is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in engineering physics and a PhD in chemical engineering from UBC.

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Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Simpson has been appointed Associate Provost, Academic Affairs and Strategy, effective June 15, 2023, until June 30, 2025.

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Dear colleagues,

As convocation nears, I am pleased to share our June 2023 edition of Academic Update—the Provost Office’s quarterly newsletter. In this edition, we are celebrating many recent accomplishments and recognitions in teaching and learning by students, faculty and staff and highlighting exciting academic initiatives.

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Dear colleagues,

UBC is committed to fostering equitable and inclusive learning and working environments in which human rights are respected, where all members of the UBC community are treated fairly and with dignity, and where the rich diversity of UBC students, faculty and staff have equal opportunity to participate in the life and work of the university.

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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Robert Janke has been appointed Interim Chief Librarian for a one-year term, effective April 1, 2023.

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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Heather Berringer will be transitioning to a full-time appointment as Associate Provost, Academic Operations and Services effective April 1, 2023.

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Dear colleagues,

If you are in a leadership/supervisory role and manage others, whether you are faculty or staff, you are invited to attend the upcoming Heads Up Forum on Tuesday, March 14 from 2 to 3:30 pm in the University Centre Ballroom (UNC 200). Registration for this session is required.

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Dear colleagues,

As we approach the midpoint of winter term two, I’m pleased to share with you the latest version of Academic Update—the Provost office’s quarterly newsletter that captures the many academic initiatives and projects underway at UBC Okanagan.

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