Statement by Principal-elect, Don Fisher, about the establishment of the UBC Emeritus College

As the masthead makes clear, we now have our Emeritus College. The proposal to establish a college was approved by Senate last May and subsequently by the Board of Governors. The College became a formal entity on October 17th with the announcement by President Santa Ono at (......).


Submission for President's Award for Distinguished Service by UBC Emeriti NOW open

This will be the second year the President's Award for Distinguished Service will be offered to UBC Emeriti who have, since attaining UBC Emeritus status, displayed exceptional leadership in volunteer community service that benefits others in Canada or abroad. 

The nomination form is now available. The submission deadline is: February 1, 2019.


Newsletter November 2018

The second newsletter of the academic year 2018-2019 is available. Please click on the link and enjoy the read.

The next newsletter will appear at the beginning of February 2019.



Welcome back message by President Ono

"Dear friends and colleagues:

Today, we welcome thousands of new and returning students to our campuses. As we embrace the energy and excitement that comes with every new beginning, I would like to take an opportunity to reflect on UBC’s recent developments – and to look ahead to the coming academic year. ......


Congratulations to members Mark Thompson and Veronica Strong-Boag for receiving the Order of Canada appointment. 

On June 29, 2018, Veronica Strong-Boag and Mark Thompson were appointed as Member of the Order of Canada.

Veronica Strong-Boag (Professor Emerita of Educational Studies) was appointed for her activism, for her prolific career as a historian and for her research that has made the history of women an integral part of the study of history in Canada. 
Mark Thompson (Professor Emeritus of Commerce and Business Administration) was appointed for for his influential contributions to the fields of industrial relations and public policy as an academic, arbitrator and author.
Please click on the link to go to the official page of the Governor General of Canada.

UBC Emeritus College proposal approved by Senate

We are delighted to announce that at its May 16th meeting the Senate approved and will recommend to the Board of Governors the creation of the UBC Emeritus College.

The next step is approval by the Board of Governors. We will keep you posted.

Please click on the link to open the approved version of the proposal of the UBC Emeritus College as a PDF.