Announcing Matthew Evenden as a new Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Matthew Evenden as Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation, effective October 1, 2019.

In this new role, Matthew will be joining me and our current Associate Vice-Presidents, Research and Innovation Helen Burt and Phil Barker (also Vice-Principal Research at UBC Okanagan), in sharing the leadership of the diverse range of portfolio units and initiatives that support UBC’s research and innovation activities.

Matthew is a professor in UBC’s Department of Geography and is a highly respected and influential scholar in the area of environmental history. In his almost 20 years at UBC, Matthew has contributed to numerous university-wide committees and initiatives, and since 2015 has served as the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts. We are excited that Matthew has agreed to bring his strategic leadership, insights, skills and experience to this important role.

Please join me in congratulating Matthew on this appointment and wishing him success in this new position.

Gail Murphy
Vice-President, Research and Innovation