The University recognizes that the use of human subjects is indispensable for progress in many areas of research and other studies. However, all research involving human subjects should be conducted ethically in ways that protect individual subjects and respect their dignity and rights.This policy is intended to create a research environment in which human subjects are protected, and to ensure responsibilities are discharged according to the relevant ethical standards, by promoting awareness of research ethics amongst faculty, staff and students, establishing an independent research ethics review process, and putting in place mechanisms for the protection of human subjects in ongoing research including monitoring.
It is the intention of the University to ensure that, where a human subject is involved in research:
The University of British Columbia is committed to providing its students, staff and faculty with an environment dedicated to excellence, equity and mutual respect; one that is free of Discrimination and Harassment; and one in which the ability to freely work, live, examine, question, teach, learn, comment and criticize is protected. Academic Freedom and freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression carries with it the expectation that all Members of the University Community will conduct themselves in a responsible manner so as not to cause, condone or participate in the Discrimination or Harassment of another person or group of persons. The Universityís commitment to maintaining and respecting human rights at every level of the institution is central to this Policy.
The fundamental objectives of this Policy are to prevent Discrimination and Harassment on grounds protected by the B.C. Human Rights Code, and to provide procedures for handling complaints, remedying situations, and imposing discipline when such Discrimination or Harassment do occur. Concerns regarding Discrimination or Harassment that do not involve any of the grounds prohibited by the B.C. Human Rights Code are not covered by this Policy. Such concerns may be addressed by other University policies or procedures, including the UBC Statement on Respectful Environment for Students, Faculty and Staff, collective agreements, employee handbooks, and student codes of conduct.
The University will remain open during a snow storm but may cancel or reschedule classes on a university-wide basis and/or curtail non-essential services in response to the conditions.
FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS SHOULD VISIT THE UBC HOME PAGE AT HTTP://WWW.UBC.CA FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON CLOSURES.
The Deanís office in the Faculty of Arts will advise Arts Heads and Directors as soon as it is evident if there is to be any cancellation or rescheduling of classes due to inclement weather. The School Director will contact the Administrator about any decision to close the School or to cancel classes.
The School of Social Work adheres to and promotes UBC policies.
For a complete directory of UBC policies, please visit the Board of Governors Policies, Procedures & Guidelines website.