UBC Campus RCMP confirmed it is “continuing to investigate” allegations of possible druggings at a party last weekend.
On October 1, UBC professor Marina Adshade tweeted that one of her students “spent the weekend in the hospital after being drugged,” and six other people with the student were also drugged “in the fraternities” over the weekend.
One of my students spent the weekend in the hospital after being drugged in a Vancouver bar on Friday night. On Saturday morning there were six (6!!) women with her who had been drugged in the fraternities on UBC campus.
And people ask me why I am opposed to the frat houses?
— Dr. Marina Adshade (@MarinaAdshade) October 1, 2019
On Wednesday morning, UBC’s Vice-President of Students Ainsley Carry said the school asked the RCMP to open an investigation into the matter. However, at the time University RCMP nor UBC Campus Security had received any complaints or reports of druggings in the Fraternity Village over the weekend.
In a statement released Friday, University RCMP confirmed it has “identified and spoken to witnesses and the investigation continues.”
“This incident and the allegations being made are criminal in nature, says University RCMP Detachment Sergeant Erik Baskette,” in a release.
“We understand that victims may be hesitant to come forward out of fear or embarrassment, but their information is vital to this investigation. Through such programs as Victims Services, will be able to offer them support and assistance should it be required.”
The University RCMP Detachment are urging anyone who may have been a victim, was a witness or has any information to any events related to this incident to call the University Detachment at (604) 224-1322.