January 13, 2014 12:51 pm
Updated: January 13, 2014 11:21 pm

Public and transit safety discussed at a UBC meeting

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About two dozen experts and students came out for a meeting on transit and campus safety at UBC tonight.

Among attendees were representatives of transit police, a battered women’s organization and the university’s own sexual assault support centre.

They have been discussing what changes need to be made to improve transit safety for women and how to make that happen.

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Organizers set up the event after the series of sexual assaults at UBC last fall.

They are calling on the university to step up and stop violence against women.

They are also drawing attention to the growing problem of violence and sexual harassment on public transit in Vancouver.

The event hopes to send a clear message to UBC and Translink that violence will not be tolerated.

The RCMP say a number of full-time officers continue to investigate a string of sexual assaults at UBC.

They also say they continue to receive new tips.

However, there’s still be no arrests in the investigation.

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