RCMP leads investigation into UBC sexual assaults

October 22, 2013

The RCMP's Major Crimes Unit is investigating a series of sexual assaults that occurred recently on the University of British Columbia campus. Following 3 reported assaults in 3 weeks, UBC officials are taking “the matter before [them] with the utmost seriousness and [are] doing everything [they] can to try and keep the campus safe.” UBC has issued electronic advisories to the campus community, arranged meetings and provided brochures at residences to keep all students informed and to advise them about taking necessary safety precautions, such as avoiding walking alone on campus late at night, using the university’s free Safewalk program, which operates between 8 pm and 2 am, and calling Campus Security for accompaniment after 2 am if necessary. UBC is also increasing the number of safety patrols on campus, and is looking at adding more lighting and cameras to ensure student safety. UBC Bulletin | Vancouver Sun (Canadian Press) | Maclean’s On Campus (Canadian Press) | Globe and Mail