British Columbia

UBC students asked to remain vigilant, walk in pairs

Months after a series of sexual assaults and attempted sexual assaults terrorized UBC students, police are warning people on campus to remain vigilant.

RCMP issue warning as semester winds down, parties wind up

The University of British Columbia issued a safety alert last fall after a spate of disturbing sexually-motivated attacks on women on campus. This spring, the university's local RCMP detachment is again asking people not to walk or jog alone, and to be mindful of their personal safety. (CBC)

Students and staff at the University of British Columbia are being reminded to be mindful of their safety, especially after dark.

RCMP are advising people living and visiting the campus not to walk or jog alone, and to contact campus security if they feel unsafe or spot anything suspicious.

Sgt. Drew Grainger says the warning is nothing more than a seasonal reminder.

"We know historically, as the school year winds down, there are many parties and social gatherings which involve, typically alcohol and of course, when we are under the influence of alcohol, our judgment is a little clouded," Grainger said.

Additional security measures were introduced at UBC last year following a string of sexual assaults that remain under investigation by the RCMP's Major Crimes Section.

With files from CBC News