BCIT launches another student investigation
College announces investigation into student's off-campus activities via video
BCIT announced in a video addressed to its students Wednesday that it has launched an investigation into allegations a student's off-campus activities may have violated the school's policies.
The video was posted on BCIT's official YouTube page and features Bill Dow, the associate president of student services, announcing the institution takes allegations of a policy breach "very seriously."
Dow also says the school is reaching out to students who may been affected.
In the video, BCIT says students can confidentially report an incident to the school on the student judicial affairs website, which features this policy:
"All BCIT students are entitled to a healthy, safe, secure and respectful learning environment where the highest levels of academic integrity and behavioural ethics are reflected in our student's finishing credentials."
The college would not comment further on the matter, telling CBC in an emailed statement, "because the inquiry is ongoing, the video statement released to the students this morning is the only comment that the institution is able to provide."
BCIT has set up a tip line for students, faculty or staff who have information at 604-454-2222, or people can fill out a confidential report online at www.bcit.ca/safety.
The Burnaby RCMP told CBC it does not have any more details on this matter.
Peeping Tom incident
This is the second time in two weeks a BCIT student's alleged inappropriate behaviour has been in the news.
BCIT's president confirmed last week that RCMP are investigating the activities of an alleged voyeur on the Burnaby campus. The school was criticized for only revealing the incident months after the student's arrest.
It wasn't until several media outlets reported a student had been arrested and charged for allegedly secretly observing and recording men in a campus bathroom late last year using a cellphone and a mirror, that the incident became public.