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PWIAS Academic Freedom & Collegial Governance – Report and Responses

The Report of the Ad Hoc Investigatory Committee: Academic Freedom & Collegial Governance at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia was released by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) in October 2021. Professor Santa Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC, responded to the release of the Report with a letter to David Robinson, Executive Director, CAUT. The UBC Faculty Association has written to the University on the issue. The Report and correspondence are available through the links below:

  1. Report of the Ad Hoc Investigatory Committee: Academic Freedom & Collegial Governance at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia
  2. Letter from Professor Ono to David Robinson
  3. Letter from the UBC Faculty Association to Nancy McKenzie, Chair, UBC Board of Governors; Professor Santa Ono;  Professor Moura Quayle, Chair, PWIAS Board of Trustees, Professor Vanessa Andreaottie, Interim Director, PWIAS
Join the Dialogue: Call for Comments on Policy AP5

We hope you’ll take the opportunity to express your views on a proposal to amend the Deans/Principals Appointment Policy (AP5) and its associated Procedures. Send us your comments by September 30, 2020.

CAUT responds to UBC President Ono re: PWIAS

28 February 2019

The Canadian Association of University Teachers replied to UBC President Santa Ono’s letter of February 8, 2019 in response to concerns raised by CAUT surrounding recent developments at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS). The letter is available at this link

UBCFA Response – Policy 3

The UBCFA has responded to the University’s call for comments on the Proposed Amendments to Policy 3 (Discrimination and Harassment). Our correspondence to Hubert Lai, Q.C., University Counsel is available at this link. Thank you to those members who provided their comments as we formulated our response.  

Join the Dialogue: UBC’s Proposed Policy 83

Please take the opportunity to express your views on UBC’s Proposed Policy 83 (Travel and Other Business-Related Expenses)

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.

UBCFA Response to Draft Sexual Assault Policy 131

Margot Young, Chair of UBCFA’s Status of Women Committee, has responded to the University’s call for feedback on the development of a new sexual assault policy.