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Faculty Association questions and comments regarding proposed Policy 87: Research

A letter from Mark Mac Lean, President, on behalf of the UBC Faculty Association Executive Committee, to Hubert Lai, University Counsel:

“The Faculty Association is taking this opportunity to comment on, and seek clarification regarding, the proposed revisions to Policy 87. In general, the Association supports the University’s efforts to provide UBC Researchers clarity regarding the conduct and administration of research funding. Robust and innovative scholarly activity, and the academic freedom upon which it rests, is best achieved through the transparent elucidation of the rights and responsibilities of both the University and faculty at this institution. Despite our general support for the spirit of most of the revisions, the Association is concerned that the proposed Policy appears to intrude on the traditional rights of Faculty Association members by adding, omitting or altering a number of provisions in the existing Policy 87. The following is not an exhaustive list of our concerns…”

To view the letter, please follow this link.


Join the Dialogue: UBC’s Proposed Amendments to Policy 87 – Research

The University is inviting comments on Proposed Amendments to Policy 87 – Research. The Rationale is available at http://bog3.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2015/11/2.3_2015.12_Policy-87.pdf.

Please review the Proposed Amendments to Policy 87 and if you have any questions or concerns, let us know by responding to this email or sending an email to the Faculty Association at faculty.association@ubc.ca by Wednesday, January 20, 2016 to be considered as we formulate the Association’s response. You also have the option of forwarding your questions or concerns directly to the Office of the University Counsel (university.counsel@ubc.ca) by January 29, 2016. If you do submit a response to the University directly, please copy us (faculty.association@ubc.ca) so that we are aware of your comments.