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Mike McGinty welcomed as new Associate Director, Risk Management Services and Campus Security in the Okanagan

Mike McGinty-360x240pxThis month Campus Operations and Risk Management welcomed Mike McGinty, UBC Okanagan’s new associate director responsible for Risk Management Services and Campus Security.

McGinty brings the ability to manage risks in complex circumstances, experience in a wide variety of leadership roles, and past work as an academic sessional instructor to UBC’s Okanagan campus. He is a reserve officer in the Canadian Army and is currently lead liaison and planning officer for military support to civilian emergency management in BC.

Before becoming a Canadian citizen, McGinty was an officer and helicopter pilot in the British Army. He spent three years as an instructor at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, where he has continued his work as a sessional instructor and consultant.

McGinty will work with faculty, staff, students, and community partners to improve community health and personal safety on campus, and will be responsible for managing key initiatives such as continuity planning, emergency management, and risk register development.

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Clarissa Wallace appointed Assistant Dean, Vancouver Fraser, Faculty of Medicine

2015-photoDr. Clarissa Wallace has been appointed Assistant Dean, Vancouver Fraser in the Faculty of Medicine, effective November 16, 2015 for a three-year term.

Dr. Wallace is a clinical endocrinologist in New Westminster, and divides her time between her private practice and the clinical teaching units and endocrinology consultation service at the Royal Columbian Hospital. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Wallace is interested in medical education at all levels from undergraduate studies through residency training to family practice and endocrinology. She has served on the Royal College Examination Board and recently was a Clinician Advisor in MD Undergraduate Program at the Royal Columbian Hospital. (more…)

Grant Miller appointed Director of Planning (Development Services), Campus + Community Planning

Message from Michael White, Associate Vice President, Campus and Community Planning

Joe Stott, Director of Planning (Development Services), will be retiring in May, 2016.  I am delighted to announce that Grant Miller is the successful candidate to become the next Director of Planning (Development Services).  (more…)

Announcing the new VP, External Relations & Communications

Message from Martha C. Piper, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor

I am pleased to confirm that Dr. Philip Steenkamp has been appointed as UBC’s Vice President, External Relations and Communications. (more…)

UBC welcomes Dermot Kelleher as the ninth Dean of the Faculty of Medicine


Dr. Dermot Kelleher, ninth Dean of the UBC Faculty of Medicine

UBC welcomes Dermot Kelleher today, Septebmer 1, 2015, as the ninth Dean of the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Kelleher brings significant experience and is recognized internationally for innovation in academic health leadership and administration, clinical care, research and education.

He joins UBC from his most recent appointment as Vice-President Health and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London, where he also held a concurrent appointment as Dean of the Lee Kong Chian Medical School in Singapore until 2014. Dr. Kelleher has also served as Head of the School of Medicine and Vice Provost for Medical Affairs at Trinity College, Dublin.

Dr. Kelleher graduated from medicine from Trinity College Dublin in 1978, going on to specialize in gastroenterology. Author of 300 publications and 14 patents, Dr. Kelleher’s research examines the immune response to many of the leading causes of gastrointestinal infectious disease worldwide. Over the years he has received many prestigious awards including a Fogarty Scholarship at the University of California San Diego, Wellcome Senior Fellow in Clinical Science, and most recently the Conway Medal from the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland. (more…)