External Review of Campus Security

As part of UBC’s commitment to address systemic bias and build a more inclusive university, we are embarking on an independent external review of Campus Security.

The review is being conducted by Rubin Thomlinson LLP. It is focused on procedures and policies that govern the operations of Campus Security on both campuses, including how our security officers respond to incidents on campus.

This is one of several steps that we are taking across the university, and in the Vice-President, Finance & Operations portfolio, to advance our commitments to inclusion as expressed in the university’s strategic plan and the inclusion action plan.

We are committed to providing a safe, respectful, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all our community members. This review provides a valuable opportunity to listen and learn what more we can do — particularly when it comes to ensuring the safety of historically, persistently, or systemically marginalized students, faculty, and staff.

As part of the review, we want to hear from students, faculty and staff. You are encouraged to complete an online survey related to your awareness, perception of, and experiences with policies and procedures related to discrimination generally, and with respect to security services and resources.

You can access the survey at https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7U6VybTfxlcqsmx.

All responses will be confidential. The deadline for comments is November 22, 2020.

Your perspectives are critical to providing the review team with the necessary insights to inform their recommendations. In addition to the survey, the review team is meeting with Campus Security staff, as well as other university stakeholders, including students, faculty, and staff from both campuses.

Please participate. Everyone’s input is valuable in improving and evolving the provision of safety and inclusion through security services and associated policies and procedures at UBC.

Peter Smailes
Vice-President, Finance & Operations