AMS Welcomes New UBC President, Dr. Santa J. Ono

June 13, 2016

For Immediate Release

VANCOUVER, BC – It is with much excitement that the AMS (Alma Mater Society) of UBC Vancouver extends a very warm welcome to the 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC, Dr. Santa J. Ono.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Ono to UBC, and are very much looking forward to this new chapter in UBC’s history,” says Ava Nasiri, AMS President.

Dr. Ono’s strong record as an engaging and approachable member of the university administration has allowed him to connect with students beyond their academics. We are thrilled by the opportunity to work with a leader who places such an emphasis on wellbeing in student learning.

“The AMS looks forward to collaborating with Dr. Ono to continue shaping and facilitating a campus experience and environment that promotes student success – academically, professionally, and personally.” says Nasiri.

The AMS would also like to extend our most sincere gratitude to the Presidential Search Committee for their dedication and diligence in securing a visionary President to lead UBC into its second century.

Lastly, we would like to thank Dr. Martha Piper for her incredible leadership and relentless commitment to UBC students. It has been a privilege to work with her this year.
Welcome to UBC, and welcome home, Dr. Ono.

To learn more about Dr. Santa J. Ono, please see UBC’s official release.


Media Contact
Samantha So
AMS VP Academic & University Affairs


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