Discrimination & Harassment

The Equity & Inclusion Office takes your human rights-based discrimination or harassment concerns seriously. Our Human Rights Advisor is a supportive resource for the UBC community on issues related to equity and human rights, and on maintaining UBC’s equity and human rights-related commitments.

Support can range from a confidential conversation about a concern (see below), to exploring possible options for resolution (looking at informal options first), to discussion of other potential resources across UBC, or discussing other resources as appropriate. Our Human Rights Advisor works from an impartial perspective in providing these resources, and is also available to provide proactive capacity-building to prevent concerns from arising in the first place.

Book an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with the Director of Conflict Management
UBC Vancouver or UBC Okanagan
Tel: 604 827 2209
Email:  humanrights.advisor@equity.ubc.ca

Brief Description of Your Concern

Before an appointment with the Human Rights Advisor can be booked you will be asked to fill out a confidential pre-appointment form and briefly describe the nature of your concern.

Confidentiality

Your personal information is considered confidential and we will not share it with anyone without your permission unless:
• disclosure is necessary to respond to your request for assistance;
• disclosure is required or authorized by law; or
• compelling circumstances exist that affect anyone’s health or safety.

Meeting with the Human Rights Advisor

The initial meeting with the Director of Conflict Management is for 30 minutes to discuss your concerns and work with you to determine next steps. This initial appointment will help determine the best service to connect you with.

Accommodation

If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so we can make sure that your requirements are accommodated.

Translation

The UBC community speaks many languages. We encourage you to request for a translator or bring a translator if there is a need.

Cancellation

It is your responsibility to contact the front desk staff in advance to cancel your appointment and reschedule. Call 604-822-6353 or equity@equity.ubc.ca.

If you are in crisis and in need of immediate help:

Emergency and after-hours contacts

Fire, Ambulance, Police – 911
Emergency / First Aid / Security  – 250.807.8111
Risk Management Services – 250.807.8111
Hazardous Materials Response – 911
Poison Control Centre 1.800.567.8911

If you are experiencing an academic issues

Undergraduate Students: Academic Advising Office
UBC’s academic advising offices provide students with advising on program planning, degree requirements, and other course-related questions.

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