President’s Message

Martha C Piper
Dr. Martha C. Piper Photo: Martin Dee

Over the course of my time at UBC, I have had the privilege of watching our magnificent university grow and thrive. I have seen the many ways in which our pursuit of excellence in learning, teaching, and research is making a lasting and positive difference. Now in its Centennial year, UBC has emerged as one of the world’s pre-eminent public universities.

None of this would be possible without the generous support of our community of alumni and donors. I am truly proud and appreciative of all that we have accomplished together through the start an evolution campaign.

The campaign’s fusion of alumni and donor energies has proved to be uniquely powerful. Whether it is students creating change in their home communities using the skills they have gained at UBC, researchers discovering new materials that transform technology and enable new industries, or alumni reconnecting with their university, the impact of your contributions can be felt on our campuses and in communities across BC, Canada, and the world. We hope you will continue to see UBC as a willing partner in creating change with positive and long lasting effects.

When I think of all that has been achieved and look to UBC’s exciting future, I am filled with pride and gratitude for your passion for our university. Together, we can start an evolution that will change the world.

Dr. Martha C. Piper
President and Vice-Chancellor