Wesley Pue, whose background includes a broad range of international academic and administrative experience, has been named provost and vice-principal of the University of B.C. Okanangan campus following an extensive global search, the university announced Monday.
“We are pleased to welcome someone of Dr. Pue’s caliber to this key position at our Okanagan campus,” said Doug Owram, deputy vice-chancellor and principal.
“Dr. Pue brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience, international teaching and administrative skills, all of which will be of great benefit as we continue to guide our UBC campus into the future.”
The UBC Board of Governors approved Pue’s appointment for a five-year term effective July 1.
Pue earned a bachelor of arts degree in geography and in law at Oxford University, a master of laws in administrative law from the University of Alberta, and doctorate in social history of the legal profession from York University.
He taught for six years in the faculty of social sciences at Carleton University and also held full-time teaching appointments at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, Oklahoma City University, and the University of Manitoba, where he served as Johnson Professor of Legal History and director of the Canadian Legal History Project.
Pue has been with UBC Vancouver since 1993. “I am looking forward to working alongside faculty and students at the Okanagan campus. The campus has experienced tremendous growth since its inception and I am excited to become part of such a vibrant academic community,” he said.