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X Block: A Visit from the University Next Door

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Professor Santa J. Ono, 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia

Professor Santa J. Ono, 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia

David Guo

David Guo

Professor Santa J. Ono, 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia

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Following off of Ms. Andrea Paquette’s affectionate presentation on mental health last month, St. George’s School has again affirmed its level of dedication in the topic of X blocks with this time: UBC President Santa J. Ono’s visit this week in the Dixon Gym.

Prior to his appointment to President at one of the “world’s most elite institutions in the world”, Dr. Ono has worked at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Emory University as a Professor of Medicine and Biology.

UBC Thunderbirds
A perhaps unconventional figure, UBC President Santa J. Ono just recently crowd-surfed at a homecoming event

President Ono spoke in a most assuring tone. It told jokes which brought down the house; he promised rewards for those who followed him on Twitter. It grew serious on the topic of university planning – told jokes again – and ended on a note of humility. This was made possible partly due to an attentive audience.

“I want to be a resource for you”, said President Ono, on the purpose of his visit, “regarding not only UBC but also university admissions in general.”

Students are to respond to a brief reflection sent by members of the school’s events community. Please take some time to thoroughly answer each question to make future X blocks down the road can be just as enjoyable.

 

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