Sexual assault at UBC possibly related to campus prowler

March 29, 2016

A UBC student was attacked and sexually assaulted last Friday in an event that may be related to recent reports of a campus prowler, according to police. UBC issued a campus safety alert on Saturday, and RCMP have added extra resources to investigate the assault and prowler. An RCMP warning advised that the incident may be related to five events reported since March 23rd where a male was observed lurking in the female shower and residential rooms, and fleeing upon detection. UBC Director of Campus Security Barry Eccleton stated that UBC is implementing a number of safety improvements, including 80 emergency call stations with cameras expected to be installed by April. CBC | Vancouver Sun | Globe and Mail | UBC | RCMP