UBC leadership

Board of Governors

UBC's 15-member Board of Governors comprises the chancellor, the president, eight persons appointed by the lieutenant-governor, two faculty members elected by faculty, two full-time students elected by students and one person elected by and from the full-time employees of the university who are not faculty members.

By legislation, the board is responsible for the management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of the university including the appointment of senior officials and faculty on the recommendation of the president. The governors represent diverse backgrounds which provide valuable input during board deliberations.

There are currently two vacancies on the board.

MARK BEESE, a fourth-year Forestry student, has served as chair of the UBC Student Senate Caucus. He is the UBC student liaison with the Canadian Institute of Forestry and the B.C. Professional Foresters Association. An active member of the Alma Mater Society (AMS), Beese has also been involved with the first-year student orientation program, Imagine UBC.

LARRY BELL, appointed to the board in 1997, is vice-chair of Shato Holdings Ltd., a food services company, and chair of its subsidiary White Spot Ltd. A graduate of UBC, Bell served the province as secretary to the B.C. Treasury Board and deputy minister of: Housing and Transit; Lands, Parks and Housing; and Finance.

JOANNE EMERMAN, a professor of Anatomy and associate dean, Research, in the Faculty of Medicine, was elected by faculty to the board in 1996. A previous scholar of the National Cancer Institute of Canada, she presently serves on the boards of several international associations for cancer research.

JESSE GUSCOTT, a fourth-year Microbiology student, has served as a commissioner on the Alma Mater Society (AMS) Finance Commission and as the assistant to the president of the AMS. A volunteer with a number of community organizations, Guscott works in the summer as an assistant director at a residential hockey camp for children.

HAROLD KALKE has been re-appointed as board chair to March 2000. President and owner of Kalico Developments Ltd., a real estate development and investment company, Kalke's projects are widely acclaimed as being critical elements in the re-establishment of neighbourhood and have won community and heritage awards.

M. PATRICIA MARCHAK, a professor of Anthropology and Sociology, was elected by faculty to the board this year. Marchak, a former UBC dean of Arts, is also a faculty associate with the Institute for Resources and Environment at UBC. President of the Humanities and Social Sciences Academy of the Royal Society of Canada, Marchak is also a member of the B.C. Forest Appeals Commission.

GUNINDER C. MUMICK was appointed to the board in 1997. She manages the Multicultural Health Education/Promotion program of the Vancouver/Richmond Health Board and has extensive experience in adult education and administration. Her expertise lies in working with diverse populations and international and intercultural communication.

MARTHA PIPER, president and vice-chancellor of UBC, is a member of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation and the interim governing council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Piper is on the boards of the Prime Minister's Advisory Council on Science and Technology and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

BEN PONG was elected by staff to the board this year. A computer specialist at the UBC Bookstore, Pong is secretary-treasurer of CUPE Local 116. He is also a member of the Coalition of University Unionized Employees, which communicates various issues to the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology.

WILLIAM SAUDER, chancellor of the university, is a UBC graduate and chair and CEO of International Forest Products and Sauder Industries Ltd. A member of the Board of Governors from 1981 to 1987, he served as its chair for the last two years of his term. Longtime UBC patrons, the Sauder family has supported several medical science initiatives at the university.

JOE WAI, a UBC alumnus and architect, is principal of Joe Y. Wai Architect, Inc. Designer of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver, Wai is interested in social and seniors' housing as well as community and cultural projects. He was a founding member and vice-chair of the Chinese Cultural Centre.

MARION YORK was appointed to the board in 1994. York works with community resource personnel, providing information and workshops on childhood learning difficulties. A retired high school special education teacher, York is active in her community and has organized many cultural events.

Board of Governors meetings 1999/2000

Next meeting: Thursday, Sept. 16, 8:00 a.m., Board and Senate Room, Old Administration Building.

Fifteen tickets to the Board's Open Session are available on a first-come, first-served basis on application to the secretary to the Board at least 24 hours before each open meeting. Call Nina Robinson at 604-822-2127, fax 604-822-1205, e-mail bog@unixg.ubc.ca

Other meetings are scheduled for: Nov. 18, and in 2000, Jan. 20, March 16, May 18, July 20, Sept. 21 and Nov. 16.