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UBC Reports | Vol. 51 | No. 4 | Apr. 7, 2005

Trek 2010: The Global Vision

On March 10, UBC President Martha Piper inaugurated the Trek 2010 vision in a campus dialogue at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. The dialogue included discussion about three important themes presented by UBC scholars including global citizenship (presented by Prof. Peter Boothroyd, School of Community and Regional Planning); civil society (Margo Fryer, Director, The UBC Learning Exchange), and Sustainability (John Robinson, Director, UBC Sustainable Research Institute).

Piper put forward the following challenge:

“…Let there be no doubt: This new vision presents us with a challenge. For underlying all of the Trek themes is the recognition that universities have an increasingly important role to play in society, not only as educators of our future leaders, but also as active participants in the search for solutions to the political, economic, and environmental problems of our time.

… Trek 2010 will only be a reality if each of us chooses to act, everyday - fulfilling our responsibilities as global citizens and promoting the values of a civil and sustainable society. Whether it is cleaning our buildings, processing our research applications, developing our information systems, serving our alumni, teaching our students, or conducting ground-breaking research, we all have a role to play.”

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