New UCT health sciences dean welcomes challenges with open arms

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New UCT health sciences dean welcomes challenges with open arms

‘I’m a hugger,’ says Prof Lionel Green-Thompson as he embraces the varsity’s challenges, old and new

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When Prof Lionel Green-Thompson arrived in Cape Town on March 15, his arms were wide open.

He was getting ready to hug, literally, the people in the health sciences faculty at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where he was to begin life as the new dean the next day.

“I am a hugger,” he told Times Select this week in a casual voice that is likely helping to calm nerves in the faculty at this extraordinary time...

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