After a professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) tweeted that one of her students “spent the weekend in the hospital after being drugged,” and six others with the student were also drugged “in the fraternities” over the weekend, the university said it has asked the RCMP to open an investigation into the matter.
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
In a statement on Wednesday morning, UBC’s Vice-President of Students Ainsley Carry said the health and safety of students is UBC’s top priority, and the information being shared online “is being taken very seriously and will be fully investigated.”
Carry said his staff has been in contact with the Interfraternity Council and “we will be speaking to the fraternities at length in the coming days.”
At this point, said Carry, neither University RCMP, nor UBC Campus Security have received any complaints or reports of druggings in the Fraternity Village over the weekend.
However, “we are doing everything we can to find out more,” he said.
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Carry also advised anyone who has experienced or has information “about the criminal behaviours described” to call the UBC RCMP at (604) 224-1322, or 911, to report the incident.
“Intentionally drugging someone without their consent or knowledge is a crime,” he said. “If you have any information about this behaviour, please report it.”