The UBC community is invited to comment on proposed amendments to Policy #3 (Discrimination).

Policy #3 was initially approved by the Board of Governors (the “Board”) in January of 1995 and has only been slightly updated since. The Office of the University Counsel convened a Policy Review Committee, which has prepared a draft proposal.

Policy #3 addresses the process by which concerns relating to matters of discrimination on the grounds protected by the BC Human Rights Code (“Code”) are addressed by the University. The new Policy #3 amendments are intended to bring the policy into alignment with current practices. The following are the more significant changes in the policy:

  • changing the title of the Policy from “Discrimination and Harassment” to “Discrimination” and removing most references to “harassment” in the policy and procedures;
  • updating names of offices and positions;
  • focusing the role of the Administrative Head of Unit;
  • clarifying the jurisdiction of the Director of Investigations to investigate complaints;
  • updating the privacy and confidentiality language to create consistency with other policies; and
  • deleting the one-year limitation period to bring a complaint

The proposed amendments to Policy #3 are now being published and all members of the UBC community are encouraged to provide their comments. Please submit feedback to the Office of the University Counsel at by February 1, 2019.

For further information about this Policy proposal, please see the information package that was provided to the Board at

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