Access to Information

Accessing Publicly Available Information

Most requests for information received by UBC are for information that is not confidential or sensitive; these are called routine requests. Faculty and staff should make every reasonable effort to respond to routine requests.

Additionally, UBC proactively makes the following information available through our website:

Making Freedom of Information Requests

Requests for records that may contain confidential or sensitive information are called freedom of information (FOI) requests. These requests are processed at the Office of the University Counsel.

Our overview of Freedom of Information for Faculty and Staff is available here.

An applicant may request access not only to records containing their own personal information, but may also request access to general records of the University. The FIPPA requires UBC to release requested records, subject to limited exceptions.

Information on previous access to information requests: