uLaval rector defends silence in wake of sexual assault reports

October 20, 2016

Université de Laval Rector Denis Brière has defended his decision not to comment on a recent string of sexual assaults that allegedly took place in one of the university’s residences last Friday. CBC reports that Brière chose to remain silent on the incident in order to avoid interfering with the ongoing police investigation, an approach that Brière similarly took in 2007 when the university faced other inquiries. Brière says that he is meeting with student associations and campus security to determine the extent to which security efforts need to be increased in the short- and long-term. CBC | La Presse | Journal de Montréal