Piper, Martha C.

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Piper, Martha C.

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Martha C. Piper was born in Lorain, Ohio in 1945. Piper is the first woman to serve as President of UBC and the first person born outside Canada to have held the position. Piper holds a BSc in physical therapy from the University of Michagan (1967), an MA in child development from the University of Connecticut, 1970 and a Ph.D. in epidemiology and biostatistics from McGill University, 1979. Prior to serving as president at UBC Piper was Vice-President of Research and External Affairs at the University of Alberta. Piper took over from David Strangway and served as President of UBC from 1997 to 2006. She later served a second term as President, from September 2015 to June 2016. On this occasion, she was succeeded by David H. Farrar.


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