Robert J. Birgeneau

Robert Joseph Birgeneau (born 25 March 1942) is a Canadian physicist educator and university administrator. He is the ninth chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, and the fourteenth president of the University of Toronto from 2000 to 2004.

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  • Diversity is one of the high priorities that I expected everybody in the leadership position at the university to be committed to.
    • as quoted in Searching for science policy, by Jonathan B. Imber, published by Transaction Publishers (2002), ISBN 0-765-80163-9, p. 27.
  • American public universities have as their primary mission to provide excellent educational opportunities to the entire population and to serve the public good.
  • American universities are united in the view that foreign students enhance the research and education that we provide. Our country can only benefit by welcoming international talent.
  • The next revolution in scientific discovery will depend on scientific interdependence.
    • A modern public university, Nature Materials 6, 465 - 467 (01 Jul 2007), doi: 10.1038/nmat1935, Commentary.
  • It is unfortunate that some protesters chose to obstruct the police by linking arms and forming a human chain to prevent the police from gaining access to the tents. This is not non-violent civil disobedience.

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