To UBC’s Vancouver campus community:
The RCMP have released a statement advising the community of a sexual assault that occurred on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in the 6300 block of Biological Sciences Rd (between the Earth Sciences Building and West Mall).
At approximately 02:45 a.m. that morning, a 19-year-old female was approached from behind by an unknown male, grabbed and pulled into a garden and groped. The woman struggled and managed to break free from the lone attacker and screamed for help, causing the male suspect to flee on foot.
Police are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the person responsible for this incident. Please provide any information to the University RCMP at 604-224-1322 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
The University is doing everything possible to assist the RCMP in their investigation. Campus Security and the RCMP continue to patrol campus and respond to reported incidents. Personal security is an important consideration for everyone at UBC. Please take the utmost care and be aware of your surroundings when travelling on campus, for further personal security resources visit: http://security.ubc.ca/content/personal-security.
If you have been impacted by a criminal event, UBC, AMS and the RCMP have resources that can assist:
AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)
UBC Counselling Services
UBC Student Health Services
RCMP Victim Services
Employee Family Assistance Plan [EFAP] – UBC Faculty & Staff
Director, Campus Security
Managing Director, Student Development Services