Learning—one of the pillars of my mandate as governor general—is about both the pursuit of education and the interest in furthering your own personal knowledge.
I am delighted to congratulate all the students, faculty, staff and alumni who are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the University of British Columbia.
Learning—one of the pillars of my mandate as governor general—is about both the pursuit of education and the interest in furthering your own personal knowledge. With each successive level of education achieved, new ideas are brought to light and challenged, new perspectives are shaped, and new memories are made. The result: an individual fully prepared to make a significant impact on the community, the nation, and quite possibly, the world.
Through the years, the University of British Columbia has produced many outstanding members of society who have greatly contributed to the richness of this country. We can be proud of the history and accomplishments not only of this school, but also of all those who have worked towards creating a bright future for Canada.
I wish you the very best in all that you do.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.,
Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada