UBC Alumni Win Entrepreneurship Awards

Several UBC alumni were among the winners and runners-up for the Ernst & Young 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year awards for the Pacific region. Emerging Technology Winner Fraser Hall, MBA’07 Co-Founder/Director, Article.com Technology Winner Scott Phillips, BASc’89 (Engineering Physics) President and CEO, StarFish Medical Runner-up Trent Shumay, BSc’96 (Computer Science) CTO, Finger Food Studios Investment… Read more

Alumni Volunteer Thank You from Prof. Santa J. Ono

Alumni Volunteer Thank You from Prof. Santa J. Ono

April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week in Canada. Prof. Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC has recorded a special video message for our alumni volunteers to thank you for their contributions.

Call for Feedback for the Chancellor Reappointment Committee

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  Chancellor reappointment committee members: Faye Wightman – Chair, alumni UBC Board of Directors; Chair, Chancellor Reappointment Committee Alan Ehrenholz – President-elect, Alma Mater Society Shelina Esmail – Member, alumni UBC Board of Directors Darran Fernandez – Associate Registrar and Director, Enrolment Services; Member, Board of Governors Dr. Susan Forwell – Department Head and Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and… Read more

Four UBC Alumnae Recognized at the YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards 2016

On June 8th, 2016, more than 1400 guests and volunteers recognized the 33rd Annual YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Award recipients. We’re pleased to share that four of these amazing and inspiring women are UBC alumnae. Congratulations to all of them! Business & the Professions – Sue Paish, BCom’81, LLB’82 Education, Training & Development – Penny Gurstein, BArch’76 Health… Read more

Six UBC alumni receive B.C. Community Achievement Awards

Six UBC alumni have received B.C. Community Achievement Awards for 2016. The awards were announced by Premier Christy Clark and Keith Mitchell, chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, on April 26, and were presented on May 25. “All British Columbians are inspired by those who lead by example, lending their time and talents in their… Read more

Letter from the alumni UBC Board of Directors

Letter from the alumni UBC Board of Directors

In a letter to Stuart Belkin, the Chair of UBC’s Board of Governors, the Board of Directors of alumni UBC expresses its strong support for the presidential search to continue as planned. The alumni UBC Board also encourages the future new President and the Chair of the UBC Board of Governors to work together with the UBC community to ensure that the University is a leader in higher education governance best practices. The UBC Board of Governors responded with a March 4th letter.