Investigations Policy (SC8)


Issued May 2022 by the Office of the University Counsel

The Office of the University Counsel has issued these Explanatory Notes to provide information regarding the Investigations Policy and any associated Procedures, Rules, or Guidelines. 
Pursuant to the Regulatory Framework Policy (GA2), the Policy and any associated Procedure and Rules set out requirements that must be adhered to by members of the UBC community. However, Guidelines are non-binding and are merely intended to provide guidance to the UBC community. Guidelines may include illustrative examples, best practices, or recommendations. Similarly, these Explanatory Notes are informational only and do not have any regulatory effect.
The Responsible Executive(s) have primary responsibility for the implementation and administration of the Policy and any associated Procedures and Rules. Any questions regarding implementation and administration should be directed to the Responsible Executive(s). Any questions regarding the interpretation of the Policy and any associated Procedures and Rules may be directed to the Office of the University Counsel.
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Policy Short Title: Investigations Policy
Policy Long Title: Investigations
Policy Number: SC8

View the Investigations Policy and Related Documents:
Investigations Policy and Associated Procedures
Guidelines For Responding To And Investigating Complaints
Investigation Notification Form

Policy Date: April 2023
Procedures Date: April 2023
Guidelines Date: September 20, 2017

Responsible Executive(s):
University Counsel
Vice-President, Human Resources

Responsible Board Committee: Audit Committee

Related Policies:
Scholarly Integrity Policy (SC6)
Discrimination Policy (SC7)

Related Legislation: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 165)