Explore the gallery below to see a few highlights from the busy schedule of UBC president Santa J. Ono. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter @UBCprez
Grateful for UBC profs like Emily Jenkins (Nursing), who has done so much to support youth with mental health challenges.
Congratulated UBC Okanagan Relay students for raising 14K for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Honoured Major League Baseball pitcher Jeff Francis by retiring his T‑Birds jersey.
Dropped in on a Biology 140 class.
Met with alumnus Ryan Beedie, MBA’93, who has established the Beedie Luminaries Scholarship Program and pledged $50M to help remove financial barriers to a university education.
Welcomed former Ohio Governor John Kasich (third from left) to UBC, who gave a presentation as part of the UBC Connects speaker series.
Heard about the #MeToo movement from founder Tarana Burke, who visited UBC as part of the UBC Connects speaker series.
Stormed this Wall.
Volunteered to be “pied” with whipped cream to support a fundraiser for mental health programs…
… but he wasn’t the only victim.
Met with Vancouver Board of Trade President Iain Black.
Came across this campus snowman, who looked vaguely familiar…
Impressed by UBC student John Michael Koffi, who at the age of 20 has published a book about his experiences as a refugee (REFUGE‑E: The Journey Much Desired).
Met these future UBC STEM students, who have already demonstrated excellence in academics and community leadership.
Got to know some UBC Okanagan students on our Kelowna campus.
Congratulated Dr. Jacquelyn Cragg, postdoctoral fellow with the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) at UBC and a 2019 recipient of one of the L’Oreal‑UNESCO International Rising Talent Award for Women in Science.