Issues in Depth

The UBC Faculty Association is the voice of faculty on a number of important issues. To see related posts on these issues including calls for faculty input, select the relevant tag or select the search icon at the top right of this page to use the search bar. Many topics are ongoing and faculty perspectives are always welcome. If you would like to comment on any item, please send an email to [email protected].

Join the Dialogue: UBC’s Proposed Amendments to Policy 3

Please take the opportunity to express your views on UBC’s Proposed Amendments to Policy 3 (Discrimination and Harassment).

UBCFA correspondence regarding student evaluations of teaching

The UBCFA sent a letter to Members of the Teaching and Learning Committee, UBC Vancouver Senate and Members of the Academic Policy Committee, UBC Okanagan Senate Standing Committees urging the UBC Senate Academic Policy Committees to immediately begin a review of the UBC Policies on Student Evaluations of Teaching. To view the letter visit this link.

Join the Dialogue: Proposed Amendments to Policy 93

Please take the opportunity to express your views on UBC’s Proposed Amendments to Policy 93 – Closed Meetings of the Board of Governors.

Background to the proposed changes to the UBCFA Constitution and Bylaws

The Executive Committee of the UBC Faculty Association will be presenting an updated Constitution and Bylaws at the Fall General Meeting on October 30, 2018. The changes to the Constitution and Bylaws were driven by a legislative change to the Society Act, now called the Societies Act, SBC 2015, c. 18 (the “Act”) that came into force on November 28, 2016. The Faculty Association must transition to the new Act no later than November 28, 2018. The Faculty Association has therefore updated our Constitution and  Bylaws to ensure we are in compliance with the new requirements under the Act.

UBCFA Correspondence re: UBC Statement on Freedom of Expression

The UBC Faculty Association responded to the finalized statement from UBC on freedom of expression “Freedom Matters“. To view the letter, please visit this link.

Bargaining 2019 Preparation

A message from the Chair of the UBCFA Bargaining Preparation Committee:

Dear colleagues,

The Faculty Association is preparing to go to the table to negotiate our 2019 Collective Agreement, and we need to know what matters most to you.

Faculty Association Statement on Steven Galloway Arbitration

As the exclusive bargaining agent for Faculty, Librarians & Archivists, and Program Directors, the UBC Faculty Association has a duty to fairly represent members in matters arising out of their employment with the University. Our fundamental role in this regard is to ensure that all members receive fair and due process and the protection of their rights in any proceedings conducted by the University.

Forum for UBC-V Faculty Candidates: Board of Governor Election

The video recording of the BoG Election Forum held on Wednesday, May 23 for UBC-V Faculty Candidates is now available to view at this link. 

UBCFA Executive Election 2018


The results of the UBCFA Executive Election are available on our site at this link

UBCFA Statement on Freedom of Expression

The letter from Nancy Langton, President, UBCFA, to Professor Neil Guppy, Senior Advisor to the Provost on Academic Freedom, responding to the University’s Freedom of Expression Statement is now available on our site.