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Community and business leader Lindsay Gordon to be next UBC Chancellor

Lindsay Gordon

The University or British Columbia Board of Governors appointed business and community leader, and double alumnus Lindsay Gordon to become the university’s 18th Chancellor on July 1, 2014.

“In Lindsay Gordon, UBC has found a passionate advocate,” said Board chair John Montalbano. “His vast and diverse expertise will bring a global lens to the university.”

The recently retired President and CEO of HSBC Bank Canada enjoyed a 25-year career with the bank, following 10 years in senior roles with Export Development Canada. He has served on the boards of numerous Canadian business and volunteer organizations.

“As an alumnus, I am particularly honoured to be the next Chancellor of UBC, one of the world’s leading universities, and to work with incoming president Arvind Gupta and his team,” said Gordon. “Together we will continue to build on the university’s tradition of excellence in learning, citizenship and research, serving the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.”

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