UBCO pushes RCMP to revisit case after student talked out of laying charges against voyeur

February 23, 2021
A University of British Columbia Okanagan student states that she was talked out of laying charges by the RCMP after she was the victim of voyeurism on campus. The student says that she was filmed by another student while using a co-ed bathroom on campus. UBCO’s campus security called the RCMP, and in the following conversations between the responding officer and the student, the RCMP officer allegedly repeatedly expressed concerns about the suspect’s future if the suspect was charged. In the following months, the student continued to stay in touch with UBCO’s campus support centre director Shilo St Cyr. CBC reports that St Cyr reached out to deputy vice-chancellor Deborah Buszard, who in turn called on the RCMP to revisit the case. The RCMP has since assigned a new officer to the case, and the student is now pressing charges. CBC (BC)