Consideration of the reappointment of UBC Chancellor

This message was sent to faculty, staff and students in Vancouver and the Okanagan.

3 August, 2022

A message from Debra Doucette, Chair, alumni UBC Board of Directors; Kate Ross, Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar

Please note: This message is sent on behalf of the UBC Alumni Association (alumni UBC).

In July 2020, the Honourable Steven Lewis Point, the former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, became UBC’s 19th Chancellor and the first Indigenous person to hold the position. As he approaches the end of his first three-year term, he is now being considered for reappointment. 

The Chancellor is the senior statesperson of the university and serves as the titular head. This role advocates for the vision of the university, and plays an essential ambassadorial role in strengthening UBC’s relationship with key stakeholders, alumni and the community the university serves. The Chancellor is chair of the convocation, confers degrees granted by UBC and is a member, ex officio, of the Board of Governors, Vancouver Senate, Okanagan Senate, Council of Senates and the alumni UBC Board of Directors. The position is voluntary.

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