All it took for the UBC to turn a blind eye to their policies is their boss telling them he wants them to.
They’re on the forefront of research. How many other times has their boss done it before? People go free because a cop had lied on the stand.
People have to trust the policies are absolute to trust the science the university produces. That means when a complaint is raised, it goes through many pairs of fresh eyes to make sure that when the Senate says “you have no case” it is with absolute assurance.
It’s the same way why peer review doesn’t work if everyone is forced to have the same opinion of the story. Research from an institution cannot be trusted if they’ve proven all it takes to rush that process is for one set of eyes to have the authority to tell all the other eyes what to think.