VICTORIA B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, welcomed the news that the UBC Board of Governors accepted the school’s new sexual assault policy. Weaver introduced legislation, the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Act, in April 2016, which was later adopted into law by the B.C. government.
“I am glad to hear that UBC will finally have a sexual assault policy,” said Weaver. “Our aim as a society should be a world that is safe for everyone. Too many people, especially women, transgender people and other minorities, still face sexual violence on campus. We must do everything we can to prevent these horrendous crimes, and the fact that cases of sexual assault are not adequately responded to – or at all – is egregious. It is essential that all of our institutions have robust, proactive policies in order to protect students from these reprehensible acts. I hope this policy means that the students of UBC will get the preventative measures, education, support and response they need and deserve from their administrators.”
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