UBC’s new leader spearheads tech commercialization

UBC’s new president Santa Ono was the focus of a new Business in Vancouver article.

Ono, who comes from a similar role at University of Cincinnati, officially starts at UBC in mid-August. The article notes that he was much admired in Cincinnati’s academic and business communities and could be expected to expand UBC’s role as a startup generator.

“The economic impact of UBC is several billion dollars a year, and I think we can do even better in terms of creating more startups, commercializing our intellectual property, creating jobs for British Columbians,” Ono told BIV.

Vancouver magazine also interviewed Ono.