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Philip Steenkamp - Vice-President, External Relations

Philip Steenkamp was appointed Vice-President, External Relations at the University of British Columbia effective December 1, 2015.  In his role, he is responsible for fostering the university’s reputation as a globally influential university and heads up key areas including government and community relations, communications, marketing, media relations, campus planning, and ceremonies and events.

His 17-year career in public service includes a number of posts.  In B.C., he has been deputy minister of advanced education; regional economic and skills development; tourism, culture and the arts; aboriginal affairs, and social development in the Premier’s Office.  In Ontario, he had concurrent responsibilities as deputy minister in the ministry of training, colleges and universities, and the ministry of education.

Dr. Steenkamp holds a MA and PhD from Queen’s University, Kingston, and a BA and BA honours from the University of Natal, Durban.  His field of research and most of his teaching was in African history.

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