UBC on track to select president by June

April 1, 2016

The University of British Columbia plans to complete their search for a new president by June, according to UBC Vice-President of External Relations Philip Steenkamp. “It’s down to a long list of 16 candidates, and the search committee will be meeting … to narrow that down to a short list,” says Steenkamp, who adds that “by all reports [UBC is] on track to name a new president by the end of June.” In light of the recent vote of non-confidence, UBC Associate Professor Kalina Christoff says that the board will have to rebuild an atmosphere of trust by doing “a simple analysis … of what went wrong with President Gupta’s hiring and with his resignation.” Globe and Mail