Dr. Ben Chan ’82 is looking forward to how our renewed school building at 371 Bloor will transform the learning experience.
“This new building can take the best of UTS – a centre for cultivating the pursuit of excellence – and make it into an even better place, creating something modern, open, spacious and filled with light,” he says.
For nearly 20 years, Ben has been a loyal supporter of UTS, and has also made a charitable bequest intention to the school. “I owe a debt of gratitude to UTS for preparing me extraordinarily well for university and developing study and learning habits that have been the source of my academic and professional success.” Ben was the inaugural CEO of two provincial health quality agencies, and now works for the World Bank advising governments on how to strengthen their health care systems. He is also Assistant Professor of Global Health at University of Toronto and a part-time emergency department doctor.
Ben says UTS is incredibly fortunate to have a forward-thinking leader in Principal Rosemary Evans, who is taking the school in a new direction with the renewed strategic plan and has promoted student wellness and mental health throughout her tenure.
“UTS has a critical mission in our country and society to nurture the best and brightest minds to prepare us for the challenges of the future,” says Ben. “To me, the new building is a symbolic opportunity for us to take the best of our traditions and create something even more vibrant, supportive and enriching for UTS students.”
Check out Dr. Ben Chan ’82 on YouTube. During the pandemic, he made videos such as I’m Still Standing as a tribute to local businesses, and a cover of the Corey Hart song Never Surrender as a tribute to his fellow Covid Health Care Health Workers.