About the COI Committee

The Conflict of Interest Committee:

The University has convened a committee of academics and administrators from across the university to provide guidance on issues related to Policy SC3.

The committee:

  • assesses disclosures and issues brought forward by the University
  • audits a percentage of declarations submitted each year
  • serves as the final avenue for appeal for decisions related to Conflicts of Interest

Committee Membership 2021-22

Bill Holder (Chair)
Laurel Evans, Director, Research Ethics
Shanda Jordan Gaetz, Managing Director, Faculty Affairs and Interim Executive Director Finance & Operations
Jessie Li, Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk and Assurance
Chris Lovato, Vice-Dean, Academic, Faculty of Medicine
Mary MacDougall, Dean, Faculty of Dentistry
Matthew Murray, Industry Contracts & Agreements Manager, University-Industry Liaison Office
Mahesh Nagarajan, Senior Associate Dean, Research, Sauder School of Business
Laura Patterson, Professor, School of Engineering Sciences, UBC Okanagan
Rosie Redfield, Professor, Faculty of Science
Dominique Weis, Professor, Faculty of Science
Carlos Teixeira, Professor, Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences
Laura Sly, Associate Dean, Academic, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


If you have any questions about the Conflict of Interest Committee, please contact the Conflict of Interest Administrator at conflict.of.interest@ubc.ca or 604-822-8623.