Victoria:  Dr. Gupta is well regarded in academic, private and public sectors. His recent work at Mitacs – partnering with government and pairing academia with industry in the pursuit of commercialization and knowledge transfer – has been very positive for local industries, universities and especially for students.

Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk  issued the following statement,”I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the selection of Dr. Arvind Gupta as the new president of UBC.

“I look forward to continuing to work with UBC in providing a world-class education to thousands of students, and I would like to acknowledge the contribution and commitment of Professor Stephen Toope during his years at UBC.