AMS Responds to Campus Sexual Assault

 VANCOUVER- The UBC RCMP detachment has released a statement that a female student was attacked and sexually assaulted by a stranger at approximately 10:00 pm on Friday, March 25. The attack took place in the 3200 block of Wesbrook Blvd.

The AMS Student Society of UBC Vancouver is deeply saddened to hear of this assault. “My heart goes out to the survivor and to all those in our campus community who have suffered from sexualized violence,” said Jenna Omassi, AMS Vice-President Academic and University Affairs.

The AMS is committed to providing support to the UBC community and working closely with UBC student services, Campus Security, and the RCMP to create a safer campus community. For a comprehensive list of campus safety services, please visit http://www.ubc.ca/staysafe/.  Anyone traveling at night on campus is welcome to use the Safewalk Service (http://www.ams.ubc.ca/services/safewalk/ 604-822-5355) to have someone accompany them between the hours of 7pm and 2am.

The AMS recognizes that this event may be triggering for community members and invites those in need of support or safety planning to access free and confidential support via the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) http://amssasc.ca/ or UBC Counselling Services http://students.ubc.ca/livewell/services/counselling-services.

The AMS is dedicated to the education and empowerment of our students and is committed to working closely with UBC to ensure that our community is supported with adequate safety measures, resources and education to respond to sexual violence on our campus.

 

Media Contact
Jenna Omassi
Vice-President, Academic and University Affairs
vpacademic@ams.ubc.ca
604.822.3092

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