Ms. Joyce Murray, MP (Vancouver Quadra): Mr. Speaker, I thank the citizens of Vancouver of Quadra for re-electing me as their member of Parliament.
On September 30, 100 years ago, the University of British Columbia opened its doors and welcomed its very first class of 379 students. From that rather modest beginning, UBC has grown to host 60,000 students on 2 campuses with alumni living in more than 120 countries. A global centre for research on teaching, UBC consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world, driving positive change throughout Canada and worldwide.
British Columbians are rightly proud of UBC’s deep commitment to sustainability. In fact its strategic plan commits all aspects of the university to be a living laboratory, exploring and exemplifying social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Please join me in congratulating UBC for a century of learning, research and community engagement excellence.