Columbia approves recommendation to voluntarily sign Can’t Buy My Silence pledge

Columbia College’s board has reviewed and approved a recommendation to sign the Can’t Buy My Silence pledge. Through this pledge, the college promises to not use non-disclosure agreements in cases of bullying, harassment, abuse, or misconduct. Columbia says that it is the first institution in British Columbia to sign the pledge and that, by signing it, Columbia stands with the University of King’s College and Acadia University to end the use of NDAs to silence abuse victims. “[W]e will join many other institutions of higher education of good conscience around the world who want to ensure that victims can speak about what has happened to them to whoever would be appropriate, and that harmful behaviour is not hidden,” states Columbia.

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