30.6.1 Initiation of an Appeal

30.6.1(1)   When a Student has been found to have committed an offence under the Code of Student Behaviour or an Applicant is found to have committed an offence under the Code of Applicant Behaviour, whether or not that Student or Applicant has been given a sanction, the Student or Applicant may appeal that decision, except in the case of a decision of the Discipline Officer under 30.5.6(2)e.ii, which remains final and is not subject to appeal.  In cases where a severe sanction has been recommended to the Discipline Officer, once the student receives the final decision of the Discipline Officer, the student can appeal the decisions of both Dean and the Discipline Officer at the same time.  The written appeal must be presented to the Appeals Coordinator in the University Governance within 15 Working Days of the deemed receipt of the decision by the Student or Applicant. The finding that an offence has been committed, the sanction imposed or both may form the basis of appeal. The written appeal must also state the full grounds of appeal and be signed by the Appellant.  The appeal shall be heard by the UAB.   (CLRC 30 MAY 2002) (CLRC 25 SEP 2003) (EXEC 01 MAY 2006) (GFC 24 SEP 2007) (BEAC 17 OCT 2007) (EXEC 03 DEC 2012)

30.6.1(2)   A Dean, the Director of UAPS or a Unit Director may appeal a decision of the Discipline Officer. The appeal must be presented in writing to the Appeals Coordinator in the University Governance within 15 Working Days of the deemed receipt of the Discipline Officer’s written decision.  The decision shall normally be sent by campus mail and will be deemed to have been received 2 working days following mailing.  The written appeal must state the full grounds of appeal and be signed by the Appellant.  The appeal shall be heard by the UAB. (CLRC 30 JAN 2003) (EXEC 03 MAY 2004) (EXEC 02 MAY 2005)

30.6.1(3)   If the appeal is only on the severity of sanction and there is no dispute over facts, the appellant or respondent may request to forego a formal hearing and elect to ask the UAB to hear the appeal only on paper.  The request will be made in writing to the Appeals Coordinator, who shall forward it to the Chair for decision.  To proceed with a paper appeal, all parties must agree to the request.  (GFC 24 SEP 2007) (BEAC 17 OCT 2007)

30.6.1(4)   The Appeals Coordinator shall keep both parties abreast of all appeals and decisions.