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A Vancouver-born biomedical researcher who is a pioneer in experimental medicine with an established track record as a senior leader at U.S. universities has become the 15th President and Vice Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, the university announced today at the Peter A. Allard School of Law on the Vancouver campus.

Since 2012, Dr. Santa Jeremy Ono has served as the President of the University of Cincinnati (UC) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at UC. Under his leadership, UC achieved its largest enrollment in its history and received numerous accolades, including being named Public University of the Year by the Washington Center.

“I am greatly humbled by the opportunity to lead one of the world’s greatest universities,” said Ono. “UBC attracts the best and brightest faculty and students. It is uniquely positioned on the Pacific Rim and boasts one of the most diverse and sustainable campuses. I relish the opportunity to help UBC realize its aspirations and destiny as a truly global university.”

For Ono, returning to UBC is a homecoming of sorts. His father, Takashi Ono, is an accomplished mathematician, who formerly taught as a faculty member in UBC’s Math Department, which explains how Ono came to be born at St. Paul’s Hospital just 20 minutes away. His father is also a gifted pianist, who passed on his love of music to his son, who himself plays the cello.

 

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A Vancouver-born biomedical researcher who is a pioneer in experimental medicine with an established track record as a senior leader at U.S. universities has become the 15th President and Vice Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, the university announced today at the Peter A. Allard School of Law on the Vancouver campus.

Since 2012, Dr. Santa Jeremy Ono has served as the President of the University of Cincinnati (UC) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at UC. Under his leadership, UC achieved its largest enrollment in its history and received numerous accolades, including being named Public University of the Year by the Washington Center.

“I am greatly humbled by the opportunity to lead one of the world’s greatest universities,” said Ono. “UBC attracts the best and brightest faculty and students. It is uniquely positioned on the Pacific Rim and boasts one of the most diverse and sustainable campuses. I relish the opportunity to help UBC realize its aspirations and destiny as a truly global university.”

For Ono, returning to UBC is a homecoming of sorts. His father, Takashi Ono, is an accomplished mathematician, who formerly taught as a faculty member in UBC’s Math Department, which explains how Ono came to be born at St. Paul’s Hospital just 20 minutes away. His father is also a gifted pianist, who passed on his love of music to his son, who himself plays the cello.

 

Read the full UBC Public Affairs’ media release here

 

Read Dr. Santa Ono’s full biography here

 

Watch the

Above partial texts in italics and photo are courtesy of UBC Public Affairs

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A renowned expert in research and innovation policy who has forged close collaborations between universities, civil society and business has been appointed the 13th president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia. Dr. Arvind Gupta is currently chief executive officer and scientific director of Mitacs, a not-for-profit organization recognized internationally for nurturing the next generation of research and business-savvy innovators. Gupta succeeds Professor Stephen Toope, who completes his eight years’ service on June 30, 2014.  Gupta will become president on July 1 for a five-year term, while retaining his position at UBC as professor of computer science. The UBC Board of Governors made the appointment following an international search by a 22-member committee comprising faculty, staff, students, alumni, senate and board members from UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, and chaired by UBC Chancellor Sarah Morgan-Silvester.

To read the rest of this UBC Public Affairs’ Media Release, visit: http://news.ubc.ca/2014/03/12/ubc-board-appoints-13th-president-and-vice-chancellor/.  

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Dr. Arvind Gupta, UBC’s 13th President and Vice Chancellor (effective July 1, 2014) and Professor Stephen Toope, current UBC President and Vice Chancellor, co-authored an opinion-editorial piece in The Vancouver Sun on May 2, 2012 entitled, Building bridges from B.C. to Brazil : ties being developed through student exchanges will provide a foundation for future relationships that benefit all. In cIRcle, it is openly accessible in the Office of the President community under the Speeches by UBC President Stephen J. Toope collection at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/25805 and appears among the “Top 10 Items (from this collection) For All Time”.

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Professor Stephen Toope, the 12th president of the University of British Columbia, will leave on June 30, 2014 to pursue academic and professional interests in international law and international relations, UBC Board of Governors Chair Bill Levine announced today. “Professor Toope’s accomplishments during his tenure as president have been truly outstanding,” said Levine. “His vision and passion for UBC are clearly visible through the development and implementation of his strategic vision, Place and Promise.”  Toope was named 12th president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia on March 22, 2006 and began his second five-year term in July 2011.

To read the rest of this UBC Public Affairs’ Media Release, visit: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2013/04/03/stephen-toope-to-leave-ubc-presidency-in-june-2014/.  

Did You Know?

cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository has a specific collection which contains speeches and opinion pieces by UBC President Stephen Toope and is updated annually. Under the Office of the President community, visit the Speeches by UBC President Stephen J. Toope collection at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/25805.

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