News and Press

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 13:00

After many months of review, we have made the difficult decision to close the Centre for Cultural Planning and Development, and discontinue the associated UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning, effective August 31, 2019. Student enrolments required to sustain a program of this kind have been falling short for some time.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 13:45

Simon Bates, Associate-Provost, Teaching and Learning at UBC, and Interim Executive Director of Extended Learning, spoke to Maclean’s about digital learning in universities.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 14:00

One-on-One, an ongoing series that gets behind the scenes with senior leadership at UBC, recently spoke with Simon Bates, UBC's Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning, and Interim Executive Director, Extended Learning. In this interview, Simon talks humility, humour and hooves, and shares the most important lesson he’s learned in his career.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 13:45

On May 28, 2018, Professor Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President Academic announced the appointment of Dr. Simon Bates to the role of Associate-Provost, Teaching and Learning, effective July 1, 2018. This is a newly created position in response to the retirement of Professor Hugh Brock, whose term as Associate-Provost, Academic Innovation ends June 30, 2018. Dr. Bates has also been appointed Interim Executive Director of UBC Extended Learning (ExL).

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:00

UBC Extended Learning (UBC ExL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregor Kiczales as Executive Director effective July 1, 2017.

Gregor is a professor in the Computer Science Department and has over 30 years’ experience in computer science research. Prior to coming to UBC in 2000, Gregor worked at the MIT Lab for Computer Science and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. His early research at MIT and Xerox focused on computer supported learning environments.

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