As reported by Lake Country Calendar, UBC Okanagan (UBCO) has responded to Dr. Peter Wylie’s article “Memorandum of Misunderstanding? Public Accountability and the University of British Columbia.” “Memorandum of Misunderstanding?” was published in BC Studies Issue no. 195. In it, Dr. Wylie evaluates whether UBCO “has achieved its stated goals of meeting the educational needs of the local population.” Wylie contends that they have not.
“UBC firmly believes not only that international engagement benefits both domestic and international participants in post-secondary education, but also that the diversity of our campuses has a positive and lasting impact on the economic and social fabric of our communities,” reads the statement released by Deborah Buszard, UBC deputy vice-chancellor and principal of the Okanagan campus.
You can read the full news article in Lake Country Calendar here. “Memorandum of Misunderstanding?” is available online on OJS or through ordering a physical copy of Issue no. 195 through our website.