November 14, 2017 10:21 am
Updated: November 15, 2017 11:37 am

Concordia University issues public safety alert after sex assault, drugging reports

WATCH ABOVE: Concordia University is warning students to be vigilant in the wake of at least two alleged sexual assaults. Global's Billy Shields reports.

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Montreal’s Concordia University is warning students to be vigilant in the wake of at least two alleged sexual assaults involving its students.

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In both cases, the university says female students were assaulted after being contacted through social media about professional development opportunities.

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Once arriving at a meeting off campus, they were allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted.

Concordia University sent students a letter warning of sexual predators near the campus, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

The university is cautioning students to be extra vigilant when responding to unsolicited social media offers.

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The institution’s 45,000 students received a warning on Monday and says complaints have also been filed with Montreal police.

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