Retired UBC registrar recognized with National Inclusive Education award

On June 28, 2010 retired UBC Registrar and Assoc. Vice-President Brian Silzer will receive a National Inclusive Education award from the Canadian Association of Community Living and the British Columbia Association for Community Living. The award will be presented at the 2010 Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) conference, hosted by UBC Enrolment Services.

Silzer is being commended for his role in developing a way for students with developmental disabilities to attend UBC with support from STEPS Forward Inclusive Post Secondary Education. As Registrar, Silzer created a pathway for students with developmental disabilities to attend and complete their studies at UBC. Silzer created the registration category of ‘Access Studies’ and graduate procedures that enable students with intellectual disabilities to seamlessly access and benefit from the same resources and opportunities available to all students in the UBC community.

The award is being presented by Michael Bach, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Community Living. Brian Sullivan, Vice-President, Students at UBC and Dr. Moira Stillwell, British Columbia Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development will also be present to honour Silzer.

The award is being presented at the ARUCC 2010 conference hosted by Enrolment Services at UBC. ARUCC represents university and college registrarial professionals from 182 member institutions from all regions of Canada. This year UBC is hosting over 300 professionals from across the country who will spend four days attending sessions on topics focusing on student affairs, strategic enrolment management, recruitment and orientation, admissions, technology, professional development and records, registration and scheduling.