Relevant UBC policies that address the values of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Policy SC7: The fundamental objectives of this Policy are to prevent Discrimination and Harassment on grounds protected by the B.C. Human Rights Code, and to provide procedures for handling complaints, remedying situations, and imposing discipline when such Discrimination or Harassment does occur. More.
Policy SC13: The University strives to provide a welcoming environment in which all individuals can visit, work and study without threat to personal safety or property, or disruption. When such threats or disruption occur it is important that the University act to control such behaviour promptly and effectively. This policy outlines procedures for the University community to follow when faced with behaviour that threatens personal safety or property, or disrupts lawful or legitimate activities. More.
Policy SC17: UBC has a responsibility to maintain a respectful environment where its members can study, work, and live free from sexual misconduct. This policy articulates UBC’s duty and commitment to support members of the UBC community who are impacted by sexual misconduct, to provide a central site for information regarding the resources and options available to those affected by sexual misconduct, to create and make available programs and resources to educate its community on the prevention of sexual misconduct, and to provide a process to respond to and to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct. More.
The Psychology Equity Committee provides an overview of what happens when someone makes a complaint of sexual misconduct at UBC. This overview provides descriptive information about what does happen to complaints of sexual misconduct at UBC. It is neither an endorsement nor a criticism of the existing policy. More.
Policy HR10: The fundamental principle for recruitment and retention of faculty and staff at The University of British Columbia is individual achievement and merit. Consistent with this principle, the University will: advance the interests of women and Indigenous, disabled, and racialized persons; ensure that fair and equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat equitably all faculty and staff. More.
Policy LR7: The University of British Columbia recognizes its moral and legal duty to provide academic accommodation. The University must remove barriers and provide opportunities to students with a disability, enabling them to access University services, programs and facilities and to be welcomed as participating members of the University community. The University’s goal is to ensure fair and consistent treatment of all students, including students with a disability, in accordance with their distinct needs and in a manner consistent with academic principles. More.
Policy LR10: No Eligible Student (as defined by this policy) will be prevented from commencing or continuing his or her studies at the University for financial reasons alone. Eligible Students and their families have the primary responsibility for bearing the individual cost of higher education. If an Eligible Student and his or her family exhaust the financial resources available to them, the University will ensure that financial support will be made available to them. More.
The University of British Columbia envisions a climate in which students, faculty and staff are provided with the best possible conditions for learning, researching and working, including an environment that is dedicated to excellence, equity and mutual respect. The University of British Columbia strives to realize this vision by establishing employment and educational practices that respect the dignity of individuals and make it possible for everyone to live, work, and study in a positive and supportive environment. More.