Dr. Murali Chandrashekaran, UBC's first vice-provost international, won't seek reappointment

Dr. Murali Chandrashekaran, UBC’s first-ever vice-provost international (VPI), will not seek reappointment for a second term. He will complete his term on August 31.

UBC Vancouver Provost and VP Academic pro tem Gage Averill and Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UBC Okanagan Lesley Cormack made the announcement on the Provost’s Office’s website yesterday, June 13.

“Since being appointed to his role in 2017, Dr. Chandrashekaran has made a significant impact within the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, and UBC as a whole,” Averill and Cormack wrote.

In his five years as VPI, Chandrashekaran oversaw the creation of the new VPI office that brought together programs like Go Global, Vantage College and the Vancouver Summer Program under one jurisdiction. He also chaired the UBC Scholars at Risk committee and advocated for more funding for the initiative.

Averill and Cormack said Chandrashekaran will return to his faculty position in the Sauder School of Business once his term as VPI is completed.

They added that the Provost’s Office will work with the President’s Office to determine the process and timeline of appointing a new VPI.

“On behalf of the university, we would like to thank Dr. Chandrashekaran for his leadership, and his stewardship of UBC’s global engagement over the last five years.”