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Man suspected of harassing women at UBCO warned to stay off campus

This unidentified man has been warned to stay off the UBC Okanagan campus and is accused of harassing women.
January 24, 2019 - 4:13 PM

KELOWNA - A no-trespass order has been issued against a man after complaints were filed about harassing behaviour on the UBC Okanagan campus.

His name has not been released but a photo has been issued.

“He’s known to police and he’s known to campus security,” Bud Mortenson, director of University Relations, told

Mortenson said suspicious activities were reported to the university’s sexual violence and prevention office a couple of days ago.

An email advisory was issued to all students, faculty and staff about a “suspicious individual on campus approaching women, engaging in harassing behaviour and making inappropriate and suggestive comments.”

As far as Mortenson knows, there hasn’t been any physical contact.

The email warns people to first call 911 if approached, then to call campus security. It also suggests preventative actions like locking doors and walking with a friend after dark. It also lists services available on campus such as the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office.

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