UBC School of Population and Public Health director apologizes for holiday travel

January 8, 2021
CBC reports that Dr Peter Berman, director of University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health, has apologized in a letter to the academic community for travelling over the holidays. “I recognize now that I should not have travelled, and that many of you have made sacrifices over these past several weeks that I too should have made,” said Berman. “I truly regret this decision.” UBC director of university affairs Matthew Ramsey explained that the university has no jurisdiction over private decisions “but expects everyone in its community to follow health guidelines.” CBC (BC) Update (Jan 19): Berman has resigned from his position. CBC