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On April 14, 2014, the Board of Governors approved the amendment of Policy #47 (Chair, Professorship and Distinguished Scholar Honorifics). This Policy was formerly called the Chairs and Professorships Funded by External Funds Policy.
The amendments represent a fundamental overhaul of UBC’s approach to academic honorifics. The emphasis on making selections merit-based, enhancing the capacity of our very best and brightest by providing them with additional resources to support their work, and establishing a strong basis for financial sustainability, all combine to establish a powerful foundation for re-invigorating the prestige of the honorifics conferred by UBC.
A copy of the new Policy #47 can be read at http://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2014/04/policy47.pdf.