UBC took over a year and a half to expel a grad student, despite mounting complaints of harassment or sexual assault by a number of women on campus.
That’s according to an investigation from CBC’s “The Fifth Estate.”
UBC spokesperson Susan Danard could only offer up this.
“I can confirm he’s no longer a student at UBC.”
Blog and social media posts from several female students accuse the grad student of committing the assaults.
History professor Paul Krause penned a comment online, suggesting it was, “time to engage in the unsilencing.”
Several alleged victims voiced concerns over the lack of action online, suggesting UBC knew about the alleged “serial predator” for years, going so far as to say “there is no accountability at UBC”.
UBC spokesperson Susan Danard quoted the school’s interim President Martha Piper’s remarks from earlier this week.
“Sexual assault is reprehensible and unacceptable conduct and is not be tolerated at the University of British Columbia. Students found guilty of sexual assault will be expelled.”
There’s no indication the student is under a criminal investigation.