The Weeks Review

  • June 7, 2019

    Good afternoon,

    With convocation complete, it’s a terrific time of year to celebrate all we’ve accomplished. To say it’s been a successful year would be an understatement. Our student enrolment numbers continue to climb, our research funding is growing, and we’re raising more money to support research and student awards than we have in a decade.

    This has been an exciting academic year. We’re moving steadily towards a new academic structure featuring five distinct and robust faculties. We’ve seen leadership from across the academy, with people invested in this institution providing valuable insight into structures, approaches, and our best next steps. I have no doubt this work will transform our University as we progress towards Destination 2040 and our vision of being Canada’s leading destination university.

    And on the programming front, we’ve celebrated our stand-alone civil and environmental engineering programs, an expansion of Physical and Occupational therapy programs to the North, and just today an announcement that UNBC’s nursing program will be offered in northeastern BC.

    For me, one of the most exciting initiatives was welcoming our first cohort of Research Ambassadors. These six students really brought to light the critical value of promoting interdisciplinarity, developing new programming, and enhancing our research culture.

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