Dr. Gage Averill is the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver.
As Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver, Dr. Averill plays a vital role, with a range of responsibilities which include providing vision and leadership to the Faculties, overseeing the budget, leading institutional planning, and ensuring UBC maintains excellence in its delivery of undergraduate, graduate and professional education.
Dr. Averill served as Provost and Vice-President, Academic pro tem, UBC Vancouver, April to December 2022. Prior to this, he was Dean in the Faculty of Arts, where he engaged in campus-wide initiatives such as the Information Technology Advisory Council, Public Humanities Hub, UBC Health, UBC Sustainability, Flexible Learning, Remote Work and the Joint Consultation Committee with the Faculty Association. During his time as Dean, the Faculty of Arts created new schools, institutes, research centres, and interdisciplinary programs.
Dr. Averill, a renowned ethnomusicologist whose research in Haitian popular music has earned him several awards, joined UBC in 2010 after holding positions as Vice-Principal, Academic, and Dean for the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus, and also Dean of Music at the University of Toronto. Prior to that, he served as Chair of the Department of Music at New York University.
He received his B.A and Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Washington.