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Rick Hart appointed Associate Vice-President, Communications

December 9, 2019 @11:11 am

A message from Robin Ciceri, Vice-President, External Relations

I am pleased to announce that Rick Hart has been appointed Associate Vice-President, Communications, effective December 1, 2019.

Rick joined UBC in 2013 as the Director of Brand and Marketing Communications, before becoming Senior Director, Brand and Marketing, in 2018. During this time, Rick has been involved in a number of key initiatives such as the recent “The Potential is Yours” brand marketing campaign, the launch of UBC Connects, the creation of UBC’s Brand Leadership Council and the launch of the UBC Strategic Plan.

A Sauder School of Business graduate, Rick has also held senior positions at a number of global integrated communications agencies during his 20-year career, in Canada and the UK.

The AVP, Communications oversees UBC’s central Communications portfolio, comprising Brand and Marketing, Internal Communications and Media Relations. The role is a key part of the External Relations leadership team — collaborating and strengthening alignment in communications and marketing across UBC as a whole.

As we welcome Rick to his new role, I would like to thank the search committee for their contribution and help identifying such a strong candidate. I would also like to acknowledge the Communications portfolio senior leadership team for their ongoing commitment during the transition.

Please join me in congratulating Rick on this appointment and wishing him success in this important role.


Letter from Santa

December 9, 2019 @11:13 am

A message from Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor
I am pleased to announce the December 2019 edition of Letter from Santa, a regular communication to members of the UBC community.

In this newsletter, I will touch upon what I’ve been doing as president, as well as celebrate UBC milestones and accomplishments. I publish the newsletter about once every two months to my website at https://president.ubc.ca/communications/letter-to-the-community/.

In this issue, I introduce my new senior academic advisors, celebrate our athletic champions, and welcome the new President’s Chair in Brain Health. You’ll find those stories and more at https://president.ubc.ca/communications/letter-to-the-community/.


Search for a new Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic Affairs

December 9, 2019 @11:13 am

A message from Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver

UBC is embarking on a search for a new Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic Affairs to succeed Dr. Eric Eich, who completes his term at the end of June 2020.

The Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic Affairs oversees offices and initiatives related to academic strategy and policy, Indigenous engagement and strategy, and faculty affairs and relations. The successful candidate will also develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, students, and external partners to facilitate the success of the Office of the Provost and VP, Academic.

The appointment is for a five-year term and is renewable for a second term. In addition to possessing outstanding academic credentials, candidates are required to hold the rank of Professor or Professor of Teaching at UBC Vancouver.

If you know of any faculty in your area of the university who you think would be a good fit for this role, I would appreciate your support in sharing this opportunity with them and encouraging them to apply. The call for applications will remain open until the position is filled.

Full details of the position and how to apply can be found at https://academic.ubc.ca/vice-provost-avp_academic-affairs.


Call for nominations for AVP Research & Innovation search committee and reminder of Board elections

December 4, 2019 @2:47 pm

A message from Kate Ross, Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar

The university is currently undertaking a number of elections with opportunities for staff and faculty to get involved.

This message serves as a call for nominations and/or election reminders for the following:

  • Associate Vice-President (AVP) Research & Innovation search committee
  • UBC Board of Governors
  • UBC Senates

 

Associate Vice-President Research & Innovation search committee

Nominations are open for elected positions on the search committee for the next Associate Vice-President Research & Innovation. We are seeking:

  • One faculty member elected by and from the faculty members of UBC Okanagan
  • One faculty member elected by and from the faculty members of UBC Vancouver

Nominations will close at 4:00pm on Thursday, December 12.

For nomination forms and information about eligibility, please visit:
https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/associate-vice-president-research-and-innovation-search-committee

UBC Board of Governors

Elections are now open for staff from UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver, and faculty from UBC Okanagan to vote for their representatives on the Board of Governors.

For information on candidates and how to vote, please visit:
https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/board-governors-triennial-elections-2019

Polls will close at 4:00pm on Thursday, December 5.

UBC Senates

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the UBC Senates:

  • Three representatives of the joint faculties (faculty members-at-large) for the Vancouver Senate
  • Two representatives of the joint faculties for the Okanagan Senate

Nominations will close at 4:00pm on Thursday, December 5.

For nomination forms and information about eligibility, please visit:
https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/joint-faculties-senate-representatives-0

Please contact elections.information@ubc.ca if you have any questions about these elections.