Committee and Consultant Announcement


Dear Colleagues,

Following the approval of the Terms of Reference by the Board of Governors and the Senates, I am pleased to advise that all 21 Presidential Search Committee members have now been appointed or elected.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the Committee members for volunteering their time and energy for this most important endeavour.

The Search Committee recently held its first meeting, and selected Perrett-Laver as the search firm that will provide professional assistance and support. Perrett-Laver is an internationally renowned search firm headquartered in London U.K., with offices in Vancouver, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington DC. It is a global leader in searches for large public research universities. Dan Perrett (founding partner) said that UBC’s presidential search is “the most important search that Perrett Laver will undertake in the six months”.

We are now entering the significant phase of formulating the presidential profile, which will outline the priorities and characteristics sought in our next President. The contribution of UBC stakeholders is critical in creating this profile, and hence the Search Committee will engage in a consultation process including town halls on the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, as well as the solicitation of input from all internal and external stakeholders.

Once finalized and approved by the Board of Governors, the presidential profile will be distributed via broadcast email as well as published on this website.

In the meantime, I encourage you to submit your comments to the Search Committee through the website or by email to

Best Regards,

Lindsay Gordon