For HR Administrators
If your department will be hosting a holiday party for faculty and staff this season, please familiarize yourself with UBC’s Policy #13, Serving and Consumption of Alcohol at University Events or on University Premises.
From Policy #13, 1.2:
Those who serve and those who consume alcohol on University premises and at University-associated functions must act in a responsible manner, with due regard to the safety of all concerned, and the maintenance of healthy lifestyles. The person organizing the function should be aware that based upon recent court decisions, he/she as well as the University could be held vicariously liable for injury or death caused by over-consumption of alcohol at such a function. The organizer must minimize the risk of such liability by understanding and following this policy and by exercising due diligence.