University Chancellors

Main Library concourse 1920sChancellors of UBC, 1913-present

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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



Robert E. McKechnie



Eric W. Hamber



Sherwood Lett



Albert E. “Dal” Grauer



Phyllis Ross



John M. Buchanan



Allan M. McGavin



Nathan T. Nemetz



Donovan F. Miller



John V. Clyne



W. Robert Wyman


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Leslie R. Peterson


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Robert H. Lee



William L. Sauder


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Allan McEachern



Sarah Morgan-Silvester


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Lindsay Gordon

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