Chris Guenard

Email: chris.guenard@ubc.ca


 

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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Dear colleagues,

Construction has now begun on the Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Innovation (ICI) building on Alumni Avenue.

Set to open in December 2025, the ICI is a unique, four-storey space dedicated to bringing together researchers, experts, scholars, students and the community. In the ICI, interdisciplinary teams from the entire UBC Okanagan research spectrum, and Faculties across campus, will find a home to collaboratively investigate and explore solutions to complex societal problems from multiple perspectives.

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Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Sandy Hilton has been appointed Dean pro tem for the Faculty of Management at UBC Okanagan, effective February 2, 2023, while we undertake the search for the new Dean.

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Dear colleagues,

February is Black History Month—an important time to acknowledge, celebrate and reflect on the contributions and experiences of Black individuals and communities both at UBC Okanagan and beyond.

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Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Ramon Lawrence has been appointed Academic Director for the Centre for Teaching and Learning at UBC Okanagan, effective January 1, 2023, for an 18-month term.

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Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that the UBC Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. Marie Tarrant as Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Development (FHSD), for a five-year term, commencing January 1, 2023. Dr. Tarrant has served as dean pro tem of FHSD since January 1, 2022. Prior to this, she was the Director of the UBC Okanagan School of Nursing from 2016 to 2021.

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