Naznin Virji-Babul appointed Senior Advisor to the Provost on Women and Gender-Diverse Faculty

January 16, 2020

A message from Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul has been appointed Senior Advisor to the Provost on Women and Gender-Diverse Faculty, effective January 1, 2020.

Dr. Virji-Babul joined UBC in 2010 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, in the Faculty of Medicine. As principal investigator of the Perception-Action Lab based at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Dr. Virji-Babul leads an active research program in adolescent concussion and infant perceptual-motor and social-emotional development. In addition, she is an associate member of the Institute of Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems and an affiliate team member of the Designing for People research cluster.

In her role as Senior Advisor, Dr. Virji-Babul will be responsible for working proactively with members of the university community to support institutional efforts to enhance the scholarly and leadership environment and opportunities for women and gender-diverse faculty at UBC Vancouver.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Jennifer Love for her outstanding contribution in the role of Senior Advisor to the Provost on Women Faculty over the last three years. I would also like to thank the members of the search committee for their assistance in finding such an exceptional candidate.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Virji-Babul on her appointment.

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