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By Breeonne Baxter on January 11, 2018
The provincial government is seeking feedback from students, faculty and staff at B.C.’s public post-secondary institutions on the organizations’ sexual violence policies. Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, invites individuals to provide confidential feedback at https://engage.gov.bc.ca/preventsexualviolence/ by Jan. 29, 2018.
If you are looking for information on how to support students or colleagues who have been sexually assaulted or have experienced sexual misconduct, please visit UBC’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response website, for information on:
By Breeonne Baxter on February 16, 2017
The UBC community is invited to comment on a new draft of proposed Policy #131 – Sexual Assault And Other Sexual Misconduct.
The initial draft of this policy was issued in June 2016, and a UBC community consultation period was held from June to October 2016. Key themes that emerged from the feedback included the need for a central support office, and the need for a separate and distinct investigatory process.
As a result of that feedback, as well as the new BC legislation (the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Act), a number of significant changes have been made to the draft policy. Given these changes, the university is once again inviting the UBC community to provide feedback. You can view the new draft of the policy online at http://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2017/02/Proposed-Policy-131-Feb-2017.pdf.
The new draft policy retains some of the key aspects of the earlier version, such as:
As a result of feedback received on the initial draft and the new BC legislation, the new draft policy now includes:
We encourage the UBC community to provide comments on this new draft of Policy #131 – Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct. Please submit feedback through the Office of the University Counsel at email@example.com or through this confidential feedback survey form by March 14, 2017.
For more information and updates on the policy’s development and the sexual assault action plan, visit http://sexualassaultresponse.ubc.ca
The consultation process will run Feb. 14, 2017 to March 14, 2017, and will include two public information sessions, one on the Vancouver campus on Feb. 28, 2017, and one on the Okanagan campus on March 6, 2017. Register online at http://sexualassaultresponse.ubc.ca.
By Breeonne Baxter on July 7, 2016
The UBC community is invited to comment on proposed Policy #131 (Sexual Assault).
The proposed Policy is an important first step in improving UBC’s response to sexual assault. It outlines the key values and principles to which UBC will be held accountable and upon which all future work will be based. It also provides a single source of information on the supports, resources and reporting options currently available at UBC.
In particular, it provides clear direction and a more coordinated approach to help students, staff and faculty get the help and support they need if they have been sexually assaulted or if someone discloses a sexual assault to them. It also clarifies which UBC processes apply when a report of sexual assault is made against a member of the UBC community.
The proposed Policy is one element of UBC’s multi-faceted approach to addressing sexual assault. That approach also includes education and awareness programs, focusing on intervention and prevention.
The proposed Policy is now published online and all members of the University community are encouraged to provide their comments. Please submit feedback to either the Office of the University Counsel at firstname.lastname@example.org or through this confidential feedback survey by September 30, 2016.
See full information on the policy consultation at http://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/policy-consultation/ and http://equity.ubc.ca/sexual-assault-policy-development/
By Breeonne Baxter on September 17, 2015
Over the next four months, Campus and Community Planning will be seeking input from the campus community on what actions UBC could take to achieve the 2020 climate action target of reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 67 per cent from 2007 levels.
As a first step, the campus community is invited to share their ideas on how we could reduce our campus GHG emissions, particularly in the areas of:
This consultation will run Sept, 14-20, 2015, at planning.ubc.ca.
Share your ideas. Top proposals will be awarded prizes, generously awarded by Fortis BC.
For details click here.
By Breeonne Baxter on March 22, 2012
Please share with your faculty and staff
The Community Planning Task Group at the Vancouver campus is hosting a Housing Action Plan Consultation between March 20 and April 2. The community has two ways to offer feedback on the potential housing options: online and in upcoming workshops.
Visit the Housing Action Plan website to read the discussion paper, and to learn how to submit your feedback.