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On behalf of the entire community of the University of British Columbia, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our great institution.
Whether you are already part of our UBC community or in the process of joining usâ€”through work, study or partnershipâ€”it is with great pride that I welcome you to one of the most progressive and innovative places of learning and research in the world.
Consistently ranked among the best universities across the globe, UBC has been helping shape British Columbia and Canada for over a hundred years.
This university has many strengths, covering virtually every aspect of human endeavor â€“ whether it relates to academic and research excellence, climate action, Indigenous reconciliation and equity, diversity and inclusion.
We also pride ourselves on our amazing students who come here from more than 160 countries and territories, to study on our world-class campuses and learning sites.
I serve in this role because I believe that higher education is the best way to address the many issues facing our world and to create a better future for all.
UBC is a dynamic place to learn, reflect, discover and potentially transform the world; an incredible community of distinguished researchers, teachers, students, staff and alumni. Whatever the nature of your relationship with our university, I hope you will join us in this journey together!
17th President and Vice-Chancellor