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Appeals – Form C: Appeal to the Senate Board for Student Appeals

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE HEARING

ELECTRONIC HEARINGS:  Electronic Hearings are the default method for hearings before SBSA tribunals.  Zoom is the online platform that the SBSA uses for conducting electronic hearings.

BURDEN OF PROOF:  In any appeal, the Appellant (the student) shall bear the onus of showing, on the balance of probabilities, that an injustice or error has occurred at the level of the decision being appealed.

CALLING WITNESSES:  Parties are responsible for contacting their own witnesses; for making all arrangements for witnesses to attend the hearing.

TESTIFYING:   Any person appearing before the tribunal as a witness (including the Appellant and the Respondent) shall be required to give evidence under affirmation.  They will be asked to state their name for the record.  The witness will then be asked:  “Do you solemnly affirm that the evidence that you are about to give shall be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?”

DURATION:  Hearings usually scheduled for a half-day (4 hours) or a full-day (8 hours).  Some hearings may require multiple dates.

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