Posts by Jonathan Chapnick

Jonathan Chapnick

About Jonathan Chapnick

Jonathan Chapnick is a lawyer and works at UBC as the Senior Advisor, Workplace Mental Health. His primary area of interest is workplace law and policy related to mental health and substance use issues. Jonathan is a frequent contributor to continuing legal education programs, and has written on topics such as informational privacy, gender identity-based discrimination and workplace substance use policies.

Christy Clark, George Abbott – meet Jeffrey Moore

Mar 14, 2012
There’s a freight train heading for BC’s education system — and it’s not being driven by government or teachers. This train hit the tracks long before the current collective bargaining dispute. Its operator is an eight-year-old boy from North Vancouver, named Jeffrey Moore. With the support of his family, Jeffrey is driving a human rights… View Article

“Mass staff replacements” in seniors’ care: impacts and solutions

Feb 16, 2012
Deep in the second volume of the BC Ombudsperson’s recently-released second report on seniors’ care, is an interesting and important discussion about large-scale staff replacements and other substantial changes at residential care facilities. Under the current legislative framework governing most care facilities for seniors, a facility operator must notify its regional medical health officer four months… View Article

Whatever happened to gender identity and expression?

Feb 5, 2012
A year ago this week, Bill C-389, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression), passed third reading in the House of Commons, receiving support from MPs from all political parties. So whatever happened to it? The private member’s bill, sponsored by former Burnaby-Douglas MP… View Article