Equity and Diversity Resources

Through our Respectful Environment statement, the University envisions a climate with the best possible conditions for learning, research and work that is supported by an environment that is dedicated to excellence, equity, diversity and inclusion. Diversity, equity, and excellence are not only institutional values; they are also about the people who make up our UBC community.

Please see UBC Student Services for resources related to:

  • Disability
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Sexuality
  • Students who are parents
  • Trans and gender diversity
  • Women on campus

Mental Health Resources

Sexual Assault and Harassment

Harassment Policies

Complaints from students that are based on any of the protected human rights grounds are directed to UBC’s Equity and Inclusion Office. These complaints would fall under Policy SC7: Discrimination and would follow the grounds enumerated in the BC Human Rights Code, including race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, family status, marital status, age, mental disability, physical disability, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.

Email the Equity and Inclusion Office here: humanrights@equity.ubc.ca.

Sexual harassment can fall under two different policies. One, sexual harassment is regarded as sex discrimination and can fall under Policy SC7. It can also fall under Policy SC17: Sexual Misconduct. Students experiencing sexual harassment can go to SVPRO for support and if they wish to make a report, SVPRO can offer support and information on filing a complaint with the Investigations Office.

Call the SVPRO here: 604-822-1588.

Complaints of harassment that is NOT based on a human rights grounds would be referred to the Department Head. These complaints would align with the Respectful Environment Statement. Email the Department Head Richard Price here: richard.price@ubc.ca

Resources for Indigenous Students

Religious and Spiritual Life

Resources for Low-Income Students