Welcome from UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal
I am Lesley Cormack. Like some of you, I am new to UBC Okanagan as I started as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal in July.
So, welcome from someone who will be learning about this extraordinary university right along with you this year — and what a year it will be!
We know the coming academic term will be quite different from what many of us have known in our university lives. Your professors and instructors have been working since last spring to make your upcoming learning experience outstanding, whether you are across town or in another country.
We have embraced the technologies that will bring us together virtually, and support your educational goals.
As we prepare for classes this September, I want to encourage you to join clubs and create the extraordinary university community you want to be a part of. Reach out to others if you have questions, make use of the excellent advisors, peer mentors and services available to you.
You’ll find the information about these resources — and so much more — at students.ok.ubc.ca.
Our motto at UBC is Tuum Est — it is yours. This is your university. I look forward to getting to know many of you as the year progresses, and I am committed to working closely with your student government on initiatives that enhance your experience and promote the success of all students.
Be well, stay connected, and I wish you all the best for the coming academic year.
Watch Prof. Cormack's welcome video