Equity Office

Harassment Issues

The University of British Columbia is committed to providing its employees and students with the best possible environment for working and learning, an environment that allows friendship and collegiality to flourish. It is essential that the University faculty, staff and residents share responsibility to create a hospitable climate in which we all feel safe, respected and free to pursue our work and training.

There are two offices which provide assistance to those experiencing intimidation or harassment:

  • For staff – the UBC Equity Office
  • For faculty and learners – the Office of the Associate Dean, Equity.

Both offices work to prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace and learning environment. We believe that individuals need to be able to discuss their concerns and to seek advice and assistance in a safe and private environment.

If you experience any discrimination or harassment, contact Dr. Gurdeep Parhar, Associate Dean, Equity & Professionalism at 604-822-6365 or e-mail: equity@equity.ubc.ca

Refer to the UBC Postgraduate Training Policies for more information.

UBC office of the Ombudsperson for students

For assistance identifying and explaining relevant UBC policies, provide guidance and make effective referrals, empower students to deal with concerns, and help facilitate discussions and channels to seek resolution, and listen to provide perspective in any issues that may come up. Contact the UBC Office of the Ombudsperson at 604 822-6149 or ombuds.office@ubc.ca.