A British Columbia university instructor has filed a human rights complaint against Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and two administrators, claiming the university is discriminating against him and causing him distress over concerns he could soon lose coverage for a “life-changing” drug.

Mazen Guirguis says he filed the complaint in September because he is seeing strong indications risdiplam — which costs nearly $1,000 per day — will no longer be covered after Dec. 22, but that the Surrey-based university won’t tell him if his coverage eligibility has changed.