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POLICY CONSULTATION – PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO POLICY #3 (DISCRIMINATION)

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 university.counsel@ubc.ca by February 1, 2019.

For further information about this Policy proposal, please see the information package that was provided to the Board at https://bog3.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2018/11/3_2018.11_Policy-3-Discrimination-and-Harassment.pdf.

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