The Office of the Ombudsperson for Students has been established to ensure that students are treated fairly and can learn, work and live in a fair, equitable and respectful environment. Any student who is currently enrolled at UBC Vancouver in a credit or non-credit course can seek the Office’s assistance. Prospective students, as well as former […]
If you are a student, you can contact the Office if you: Are not sure where to go or how to get your concern or problem addressed Believe that you have been treated unfairly Have a conflict or problem and need help in pursuing a resolution Are in an appeal proceeding and need help understanding […]
The Ombuds Office is an impartial and confidential resource for students to obtain assistance when they feel they have been treated unfairly in the university setting. The Office can: Provide general resource information and make appropriate referrals Identify and explain relevant university processes and policies Work with students to plan strategies and explore options on how […]
“Fairness” is difficult to define and we often rely on parallel concepts and principles like equity and justice, impartiality, even-handedness and reasonableness to illustrate what we think fairness means. This could be because fairness is a shape-shifter, its content very much shaped by the context and circumstances in which it arises. Fairness is also subjectively […]
You can find out about “fairness” in our Info Sheet “What is Fairness?”. You can also contact International Student Development to learn more about living, studying and working in Canada.