UBC beefs up campus security for students arriving this fall

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

As students get ready to head back to school this September, the University of British Columbia is stepping up its safety measures on campus.

“The origins of the working group and this report are the six sexual assaults that happened between April and October last year, but it broadened out, because we thought it was a very good moment to look more comprehensively at what we are doing across campus in terms of safety and security.”

Ben Goold, UBC law professor and member of the campus safety working group, says an increase in security cameras is still in the works, but other visible changes will be made by the time students arrive.

“Strengthening the lighting and landscaping around campus to make sure that paths and access points are as well lit as possible, we are also strengthening our student support at AMS Safewalk program.”

No arrests have been made in the sexual assaults.

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