Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries & the School for Public Policy and Global Affairs, The University of British Columbia
It was a pleasant surprise. I felt honored by the offer to be a HU ambassador because I’ve visited HU several times in the past to attend the international symposium on sustainability science, and for jointly hosting the Nitobe College short-term overseas education program (NCOEP) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) with fellow HU teachers since 2014.
I think the HU Ambassador and Partner program is a clever way of expanding the reach and visibility of the university worldwide. I expect the launching of the Institute for International Collaboration to enhance HU’s effort to engage with its communities both domestic and international. You have a fine university and the current path you are charting looks good for the future academic standing of HU as a top world university.