On-campus forensic exams for sex assault survivors

Global News reported on UBC’s new on-campus sexual assault testing policy.

The university is now the only school in B.C. to provide rape kits and forensic exams on the campus. Kits will be stored at UBC starting in October. Sex assault survivors will be able to meet with a specially-trained team where they are, instead of going to Vancouver General Hospital.

“Transiting to Vancouver General Hospital can be a big barrier for folks who’ve experienced sexualized violence, whereas having the resources available on campus is going to be way more accessible for students,” said UBC Alma Mater Society sexual assault support centre manager Ashley Bentley.