UBC has announced that Dr. Arvind Gupta will be the 13th President and Vice Chancellor of UBC.
Dr. Gupta is currently Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director of Mitacs, a not-for-profit organization recognized internationally for its success in focusing students to be the next generation of innovators with the requisite research and business skills. He is also a professor in UBC’s Department of Computer Science.
He will begin his term as President on July 1, 2014.
Outgoing UBC President Stephen Toope will be joining the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs in January, 2015. Professor Toope will be at UBC until his term ends on June 30, 2014.
We in Human Resources congratulate Dr. Gupta on his appointment, and wish President Toope all the best in his new ventures.