UBC to announce new president after Arvind Gupta's resignation

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      After much controversy and speculation, the University of British Columbia will be making a long-awaited announcement about its new president.

      The 15th president and vice-chancellor will be revealed at an event at the UBC campus on Monday (June 13).

      Arvind Gupta's resignation in August 2015, only one year into his five-year term, sparked media attention and controversy.

      After Gupta's departure, Martha Piper stepped in as interim president in September. Piper had previously served as the 11th president from 1997 to 2006.

      Documents that became public in January revealed tensions between Gupta and former UBC board of governors chair John Montalbano. UBC launched an investigation into how the material became public.

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