Chris Guenard

Email: chris.guenard@ubc.ca


 

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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Dear colleagues,

One of UBC Okanagan’s premier community engagement events—the Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS)—provides a platform for global leaders who have achieved excellence in their field to share their insight and experience with our community.

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UBC Okanagan has a remarkable community of educators and scholars who continually demonstrate their dedication to teaching excellence. Each year, we are proud to recognize faculty who continually strive to offer an exceptional learning experience for students and foster a community of academic excellence and innovation, through our annual teaching awards.

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Dear colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Rehan Sadiq has accepted the position as UBC Okanagan’s Provost and Vice-President, Academic for a five-year term. Please join us tomorrow, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, for a Pitstop in the ADM Foyer to celebrate.

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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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