RCMP charges former UBC prof with voyeurism

August 26, 2014

A former University of British Columbia kinesiology professor has been charged by the RCMP with a single count of voyeurism. According to RCMP spokesperson Sergeant Drew Grainger, officers had been summoned to respond to an incident involving Associate Professor James Rupert in April. “We were advised to a complaint from the UBC School of Kinesiology that there were allegations that an associate professor there at the time may have been recording persons getting changed in a makeshift change room,” Grainger said. In a statement, UBC said that the charge is “of serious concern to our community,” but because the matter is before the court the university is unable to comment further. Rupert had been employed at UBC since 2004; his last day as a UBC employee was June 30, 6 days after the charge was sworn. Rupert is expected to appear in court again next month. UBC Statement | Vancouver Sun | Globe and Mail