Deborah Buszard was appointed interim president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia. Dr. Buszard replaces Santa J. Ono, who left to take up the position of president of the University of Michigan. Dr. Buszard held the position of deputy vice-chancellor and principal of UBC Okanagan between 2012 and 2020. Prior to joining UBC in 2012, she was a founding member of the college of sustainability at Dalhousie University. She also served as dean of agricultural and environmental sciences and as associate vice-principal of McGill University’s Macdonald campus.