University Chancellors

Main Library concourse 1920sChancellors of UBC, 1913-present

All images from UBC Archives’ Historical Photographs, unless otherwise indicated.

The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of the University and chair of Convocation. He or she is elected by the members of Convocation to hold the office for a three year term.

The Chancellor confers all degrees, and serves as a member of UBC’s Board of Governors, Council, and Senate.

Francis Carter-Cotton

(1912-1918)

[Carter-Cotton]

Robert E. McKechnie

(1918-1944)

[McKechnie]

Eric W. Hamber

(1944-1951)

[Hamber]

Sherwood Lett

(1951-1957)

[Lett]

Albert E. “Dal” Grauer

(1957-1961)

[Grauer]

Phyllis Ross

(1961-1966)

[Ross]

John M. Buchanan

(1966-1969)

[Buchanan]

Allan M. McGavin

(1969-1972)

[McGavin]

Nathan T. Nemetz

(1971-1975)

[Nemetz]

Donovan F. Miller

(1975-1978)

[Miller]

John V. Clyne

(1978-1984)

[Clyne]

W. Robert Wyman

(1984-1987)

(Courtesy of UBC Public Affairs)

[Wyman]

Leslie R. Peterson

(1987-1993)

(Courtesy of UBC Public Affairs)

[Peterson]

Robert H. Lee

(1993-1996)

[Lee]

William L. Sauder

(1996-2002)

(Courtesy of UBC Public Affairs)

[Sauder]

Allan McEachern

(2002-2007)

[McEachern]

Sarah Morgan-Silvester

(2008-2014)

(Courtesy of UBC Public Affairs)

[Morgan-Silvester]

Lindsay Gordon

(2014- )

(Courtesy of UBC Public Affairs)

[Gordon]