UBC Codes of Conduct for Students, Faculty, and Staff
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Code of Conduct is a set of professional standards expected of everyone who works and trains in our environment. Additionally, all UBC students, faculty, and staff are expected to adhere to their respective Code of Conduct (CoC) and can be held responsible for violating the terms of the CoC, even when not on campus and/or when interacting with people who are not associated with the University. Please familiarize yourself with relevant CoCs here:
- Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Code of Conduct
- Student Code of Conduct
- Faculty & Staff Code of Conduct
UBC Policies on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
UBC has a number of resources and policies related to harassment, discrimination and more. Please see below for further reading on these policies:
- UBC Student’s Guide to Discrimination and Harassment
- UBC’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy
- UBC’s Statement on Respectful Environment
- UBC’s Policy for Responding to At-Risk Behaviour
- UBC’s Policy on Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment
- UBC’s Employment Equity Policy
- UBC’s Policy SC18: Retaliation, Safe Disclosure, and Reporting
UBC Inclusive Action
- UBC’s Inclusive Action Plan
- UBC’s Commitment to Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence
- UBC’s Commitment to Trans, Two-Spirit and Gender Diversity
Other Information and Resources
- Equity, Diversity & Inclusion 101
- Equity & Inclusion Glossary of Terms
- CTLT Inclusive Teaching resources
- Gender Diversity Knowledge Base
- Accessibility and Inclusivity Guidelines for Facilitators
- Activating Inclusion Toolkit
- Where are all the Black people? Underrepresentation in the academy
- Keep up to date on UBC’s work to embrace different and enact values of dignity, mutual respect and justice here.
To speak with someone urgently you can contact the following services 24hrs/day:
- Crisis Centre of BC (BC) 1-800-SUICIDE. 24/7 (individuals located in BC)
- Wellness Together Canada text WELLNESS to 741741 (Canadians regardless of location)
- UBC Student Assistance Program 1.833.590.1328, or online or app (for all UBC students regardless of location)
- Here2Talk 1.877.857.3397 (or via online app) (for post secondary students regardless of their current location)
- UBC Employee and Family Assistance Program 1.800.387.4765 (faculty/staff/postdocs)
- Hope for Wellness Helpline 1.855.242.3310 (or via online chat) (indigenous individuals across Canada)
- Métis Crisis Line 1.833.MÉTISBC [1.833.638.4722] (individuals located in BC)
- Sexual Assault: UBC's Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office has a list of afterhours support options for those who have experienced a recent sexual assault
The VGH Access and Assessment Centre is also available from 7:30am -11:00pm to provide walk in or phone assistance to individuals experiencing a non-life threatening mental health and/or substance use issue. Call (604) 675-3700 or walk in between 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Support Services and Affinity Spaces for Equity Seeking Groups
2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (or Questioning), Intersex, Asexual, +)
- Pride Collective: Offers educational and social services dealing with sexual and gender diversity to the UBC community, including but not limited to students, staff, and faculty.
- Queer Faculty and Staff Collective: Provides a space for UBC faculty and staff who identify as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities to come together, make connections and build community.
- UBC Transgender and Non-binary Student Guide A peer- created guide for which outlines resources and supports on campus for incoming trans or non-binary students.
IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour)
- First Nations Longhouse: The First Nations Longhouse serves as a central hub for programming, services and events for Indigenous members of the university, and the wider community. Student facilities include a study space, computer lab, and meeting and gathering rooms.
- UBC Indigenous Portal: Details resources and supports for current indigenous students, staff and faculty.
- The Black Caucus is a forum for Black faculty, staff, students, and members of the community that provides a community of support to its members while advancing a discourse on Blackness in Canada, advocating for institutional change and holding UBC accountable to its commitment toward justice, equitable representation, and meaningful inclusion.
- UBC Black Students Union is a Black centred organization that hopes to create a safe space to educate, assist, as well as highlight the successes of the Black community at UBC.
- IBPOC Connections: Strives to enhance the experiences and outcomes of faculty and staff who identify as Indigenous, Black and/or People of Colour at UBC. Focused on community, belonging, and engagement.
- IBPOC STEM Network (for women and non-binary people): Strives to strengthen networks within and between units to enhance wellness, cultivate a greater sense of belonging (in STEM), build greater self-efficacy, support retention and also support initiatives to mobilize equity, inclusion and decolonization within units. For faculty, staff, postdoctoral and graduate trainees.
Persons with Disabilities
- Centre for Accessibility: Provides support and program initiatives designed to remove barriers for students with a disability or ongoing medical condition including academic accommodations, exam accommodations, financial support, and advising.
- Center for Workplace Accessibility: A central hub for resources, tools and programs that help remove barriers for faculty and staff (including postdoctoral fellows) with disabilities or ongoing medical conditions.
- UBC Disability Affinity Group will provide an opportunity for UBC community members living with disabilities to regularly meet and build a community of support, learning, and solidarity.
- Return to Work/Stay at Work Program Provides information and support to UBC faculty and staff (including postdoctoral fellows) to help them keep working, or to return to work while managing an injury, illness or disability.
- UBC Accessibility shuttle is a free, shared ride service to assist people with both ongoing and temporary conditions that impact their mobility.
- UBC Ergonomics provides resources, training sessions, and advising, on office, classroom, work from home, sit-stand workstations, posture exercises, and general ergonomics using a combination of webinars, videos and written material.
Individuals new to BC or Canada
- UBC International Student Advising: International Student Advisors are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants or Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors who can help support you in your experience as a UBC international student.
- UBC Faculty Staff Housing & Relocation Services: The Housing and Relocation Services Office, including their Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants, can assist postdoctoral fellows with questions related to work permits, permanent residency, or other immigration-related issues.
- Newcomers Guide to BC: Prepared by the Government of BC and available for download in 13 languages.
- Services and Information for New Immigrants: Prepared by the Canadian government.
- The Women's Centre is a student run organization which has been the voice for women's needs and issues at UBC for over 40 years. The centre strives to provide a space for community-building, discussion, sharing, and resistance.
First Generation Students
- UBC First Generation Students Union is an AMS officiated club that is concerned with supporting students who are the first in their families to attend a post-secondary institution
Advocacy and Misconduct Supports
GSS Advocacy Office: Provides confidential assistance to graduate students experiencing difficulties, academic or otherwise, and can direct students to relevant information and university resources.
Advocacy and Ombuds Office of the AMS: Available to support students in need of confidential conflict resolution who are facing a conflict with AMS or the university. They aim to ensure students are treated fairly and can learn, work and live in a fair, equitable and respectful environment.
UBC Equity and Inclusion Office: Assists students, faculty, and staff to explore options in dealing with conflicts. Their Human Rights Director has extensive experience in the fields of human rights and anti-discrimination, sexualized violence, and counselling.
UBC Human Rights Advising: Provides confidential, impartial advising to students, faculty and staff with concerns related to discrimination on the basis of one or more of the 14 grounds protected by the BC Human Rights Code and as defined by UBC’s policy SC7: Discrimination.
UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP): A non-profit run by law students at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia that provides free legal advice and representation to clients who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance.
Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC): Provides education, support, and empowerment for people of all genders who are survivors of sexualized violence, as well as their friends, family, and peers.
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO): A confidential place for those who have experienced, or been impacted by, any form of sexual or gender-based violence, harassment, or harm, regardless of where or when it occurred.
Religious observances may preclude individuals from attending work, classes, or examinations at certain times. UBC has a number of policies and guidelines to support such accommodations:
For faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows: UBC Human Resources Accommodation of Religious Observances
General Information: Religious Accommodation and Days of Significance
Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources
UBC has numerous support services to assist faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and students with health and wellbeing concerns.
Resources for Faculty, Staff and Postdoctoral Fellows
UBC-specific health and wellbeing resources are available on the UBC Human Resources website.
Resources for Students
- Resources from UBC Student Services (undergraduate and graduate students)
- Resources from the UBC Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
- Pharm Sci Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students can also access an extensive list of resources to support all dimensions of health and wellbeing on the UBC-PHAR ADGPS Office Team.
Food Security Resources
- UBC Food Hub provides information on food security resources including the UBC Food Hub Market, food banks, budget-friendly eats on campus, emergency meals and other free/low cost food resources, and resources to help you eat well on a budget.
- Nutritional Support: Food at UBC Vancouver links to information, nutritional tools, and on-campus eateries and UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program offers nutritional support programs and resources for UBC faculty and staff (including postdoctoral fellows) including access to registered dietitians and health coaches.