Respectful Environment

In late September 2008, President Toope introduced the UBC Respectful Environment Statement for Students, Faculty and Staff. The Statement speaks to our freedoms and our responsibilities, and provides the guiding principles to support us in building an environment in which respect, civility, diversity, opportunity and inclusion are valued. 

The Respectful Environment Statement sets out the expectations of everyone who is a member of the UBC community in this regard.

Bullying or harassment are behaviours that prevent us from the kind of respectful and productive environment envisioned in the Respectful Environment StatementBullying or harassment are not acceptable and will not be tolerated at UBC.

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Preventing and Addressing Bullying & Harassment

Effective November 2013, British Columbia’s Workers Compensation Act was amended to include three new policies addressing workplace bullying & harassment. Sections 115, 116 and 117 of the Act set out the general duties of employers, workers and supervisors.

Who Should Take the Training Course?

The new legislation requires all UBC Faculty & Staff (including graduate student TAs) to receive training about the new workplace bullying and harassment policies and requirements on how to recognize, prevent, and address workplace bullying & harassment.

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