Your Input is Needed to Create the UBC Presidential Position Profile

Dear Members,

AAPS strongly encourages you to participate in the UBC Presidential Search by contributing your input to the presidential position profile. This profile will form the basis from which the executive search firm and Presidential Search Committee will recruit and evaluate potential candidates.

It is imperative that AAPS members play a role in developing the profile and have their experience and expectations understood by the Presidential Search Committee.

The Committee is seeking views and advice on the following:

  • Required leadership attributes, values, professional qualifications
  • Experience of candidates
  • Priorities, opportunities, and challenges facing the university over the next five to ten years

Ways to Submit Feedback

  1. Participate at one of the upcoming Town Halls

Vancouver campus
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Lunch: 11:30 am
Town hall: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (Jack Poole Ballroom)

Okanagan campus
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Lunch: 11:30 am
Town hall: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Location: University Theatre (ADM 026)

  1. Send comments to the Presidential Search Committee online or by mail. Please note that you can remain anonymous by putting “M&P Staff” when the form asks for a name.


The University of British Columbia
Presidential Search Committee
c/o Reny Kahlon, Secretary
Old Administration Building
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z2  

  1. Tell AAPS

If you would like to contribute to the process, but have job security concerns related to voicing your opinion, please feel free to email your feedback to AAPS and we will submit it to the Committee.

You play a critical role at this University, and you also need to play a critical role in selecting the senior leadership team. Please make the time to contribute your thoughts and requirements for the next president of UBC.

Questions or concerns? Please contact your Executive Director Joey Hansen at or 604 822 8230 or your Board of Directors.

About AAPS

The Association of Administrative and Professional Staff of The University of British Columbia (AAPS) is the professional association for the Management and Professional Staff group at UBC. AAPS represents its nearly 4,000 members in collective bargaining and dispute resolution with the university. AAPS supports members in resolving workplace issues and strives to improve their work experience at UBC. The Association also creates a connected community of members through networking and professional development opportunities. Management and Professional Staff play critical roles in every function of the university. Their leadership and professional expertise are essential to creating a world-class institution of learning, teaching, and research.