Primarily responsible for maintaining admission and academic records, the Registrar has a number of other administrative and ceremonial responsibilities.
|The University Act (1908) stipulated that there should be an appointed Registrar whose duty was to “keep all the necessary records and accounts, and to perform other such duties as may be required of him by the Senate or Board.”
Over the years, the role of the Registrar at UBC evolved into a position between that of a senior academic officer and a senior records clerk. The Registrar’s major functions include: maintaining student records; implementing admission requirements as determined by the Senate; providing examination scheduling, room booking and invigilation assignments; serving in a secretariat capacity to the Senate and Faculties; and participating in graduating ceremonies at the University.
Since 2002 the office of the Registrar has been subsumed within Enrolment Services, headed by the Associate Vice-President and Registrar.