UBC is drawing criticism from students after it failed to remove a notorious ‘pick-up artist’ on campus last week.
His name is Jan Huang and he runs a Vancouver based dating website.
Huang posts regular videos to YouTube including those titled “How To Pull Her Home,” “Never Get Rejected,” and “College Pickup.”
Student Stacey Forrester says he was making his rounds at UBC last Wednesday.
“I got word that his was on campus through a feminist Facebook group that I am a part of.”
And when campus security was notified by students and Forrester herself, they were told the following.
“That he wasn’t doing anything that violated his right be there, essentially. That if we wanted to make a formal complaint, there was a channel to do so.”
Forrester says that type of action doesn’t support UBC’s promise to change how sexual assaults or predatory behaviors is handled.
”Here we are up there with UBC claiming to want to change the rape culture on campus. And yet they were letting a guy with kind of a predatory behavior hang out.”
She will be filing a complaint with the university and hopes something will be done about the issue.
“Not to just take securities ‘No’ for an answer and really push the issue if they are uncomfortable with him being there on campus.”
Barry Eccleton Director of UBC Campus Security has released a statement on the issue.
“We are aware that an individual who describes himself as a ‘pickup artist’ was on campus Wednesday. While this individual’s actions are distasteful, we are not aware of any criminality. We encourage anyone who wishes to make a formal complaint against this individual, or any other who may make them feel unsafe, to do so at campus security or if they are aware of any criminal behaviour associated with this individual or any other to call 911 immediately.”
CKNW has reached out to the ‘pickup artist’ Jan Huang for comment.