I am pleased to announce that the UBC Board of Governors has unanimously accepted the recommendation of the alumni UBC Board of Directors to reappoint Mr. Lindsay Gordon to a second three-year term as Chancellor of The University of British Columbia, effective July 1, 2017.
Mr. Gordon has been UBC Chancellor since July 2014. He is an experienced business and community leader, former President and CEO of HSBC Bank Canada, and currently serves on the boards of several not-for-profit and private organizations. During his first term, he has provided leadership in the role of Chancellor, as the chair of the Convocation and a member of the Board of Governors, Senates, and alumni UBC.
Mr. Gordon brings a wealth of experience to his role at UBC. Over the course of his career he has been a Governor of the Business Council of B.C., a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and a Director of the C D Howe Institute. He also served as Co-Chair of UBC’s most recent start an evolution campaign that successfully raised $1.6 billion and engaged 132,000 alumni.
He is a past chair of the Campaign Cabinet, United Way of the Lower Mainland of BC, and a past member of the Campaign Cabinet, United Way of Greater Toronto. In 2010 he was the recipient of the B’nai Brith Award of Merit for Outstanding Canadians and a recipient of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Mr. Gordon’s reappointment follows an extensive review process, overseen by a committee made up of representatives from alumni UBC, the Board of Governors, the Alma Mater Society and several senior faculty members. I would like to thank all those who took part in this process.
Chair, Board of Governors
The University of British Columbia