The UBC community is invited to comment on proposed amendment to Policy #95.

Policy #95 was created in 1997 to “provide guidance to University officials who commission formal investigations of situations or incidents at UBC.” The proposed amendments are intended to provide additional guidance to University officials by clarifying the scope of the policy and outlining the key principles of procedural fairness, timeliness, and confidentiality that must be followed when conducting investigations under the Policy. In particular, the policy provides more guidance about the disclosure of personal information in the investigation process.

After this policy is finalized, the University Counsel and the Department of Human Resources will issue updated Guidelines for Responding to and Investigating Complaints. We will also recommend the amendment of other investigation-related policies with similar confidentiality and privacy provisions, to ensure consistency among the many types of investigations that UBC conducts.

The proposed amendments of Policy #95 are now being published and all members of UBC’s community are encouraged to provide their comments. Please submit feedback to the Office of the University Counsel at university.counsel@ubc.ca by March 14, 2017.