Independent reviewer to examine UBC’s response to sexual assault complaints

December 18, 2015

UBC has hired Paula Butler, a Vancouver labour and employment lawyer, to examine the institution’s response to concerns of sexual harassment and sexual assault raised by some students last month. A summary of the report from the investigation will be publicly released in February, according to Sara-Jane Finlay, UBC’s Associate Vice President, Equity and Inclusion. “We had recognized that this had been an incredibly complex case. We wanted to have someone independent come in and look at the policy and process, and ensure that it served us in the best way possible,” said Finlay. Globe and Mail | CBC (CP) | UBC