New Leadership for UBC Community
UBC’s new chancellor Lindsay Gordon and its new president Arvind Gupta officially took command, respectively succeeding Sarah Morgan-Sivester and Stephen Toope.
Gordon and Gupta together bring different yet highly complimentary attitudes and abilities to their leadership of both campuses and thousands of students, faculty and employees in the UBC community.
Gordon is a double alumnus, former president and CEO of HSBC Bank Canada, served in senior positions with Export Development Canada and on the boards of numerous Canadian business and volunteer organizations. In short, what UBC Board of Governors Chair John Montalbano calls “an extraordinary record of business leadership and community service.”
Gupta has been a UBC professor of computer science since 2009, a member of the federal Science, Technology and Innovation Council and most recently, the CEO and scientific director of Mitacs, and a national non-profit organization headquartered at UBC.
In turn, Gupta brings “tremendous expertise in research and innovation policy” that will ensure UBC’s history of service to the province and its people.
Both leaders will surely be inspired by UBC’s motto, Tuum Est, as they look forward to the future of the university.