Professionalism & Respectful Environments

The Office of Professionalism and Respectful Environments is available to support members of the Faculty of Medicine community.

About

The Office of Professionalism and Respectful Environments (OPARE) provides Faculty-wide oversight, guidance, and support to meet the University and Faculty goals of maintaining respectful work and learning environments that reflect the principles set out in UBC’s Statement on Respectful Environment and that are aligned with professional standards.

This work includes the development of policies and processes, clear and effective interventions, and education initiatives to ensure that professional and respectful work and learning environments are present and consistent throughout the Faculty.

OPARE is involved in the following activities:

  • Triaging and providing support in the management of workplace and learning environment concerns and complaints
  • Mistreatment Help
  • Advising and assisting faculty and students with questions and concerns related to professional standards
  • Policy Development
  • Reporting
  • Educational Programs and Faculty Development
  • Interfacing with UBC central offices such as the Student Violence Prevention and Resource Office, the Investigations Office, the Office of Equity and Inclusion and Vice-President Students
  • Liaising with external organizations, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, on matters related to professionalism and/or the work and learning environment

Policies

Contact

Office of Professionalism and Respectful Environments
Faculty of Medicine | The University of British Columbia
2775 Laurel Street, 11th Floor
Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 1M9

Email: professionalism.office@ubc.ca