Some great supporters came yesterday to the ‘meet and greet” for new UBC prez Santa J. Ono on his first full day in office! We were welcomed and turned some heads with signs calling on the university to implement innovative and infinitely more promising research over their dark history of animal experimentation. President Ono spoke with us and will – he promised – read the transcript of our director Laura-Leah’s presentation to the UBC Senate last April, and the timeline laid out by our colleagues Alex and Almira the following month. We call for an end to the two worst categories of invasive research at UBC by September of 2018. Thank you, Leslie, Layne, Elisa and Alex for bringing the message to the forefront so that Dr. Ono could not miss it!