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University of B.C. drops support of freshmen events after sex-assault chant

September 09, 2013 - 3:20 PM

VANCOUVER - The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia has ended its support of first-year orientation events over a chant that advocated non-consensual sex.

The chant was allegedly repeated during FROSH events sponsored by the Commerce Undergraduate Society last week.

Robert Helsley, the dean of the Sauder School of Business, says the school will investigate the incident and report back with its findings by Sept. 16.

He says faculty will also increase emphasis on issues of respect, dignity and ethics in the curriculum.

Helsley says the incident was upsetting and is not consistent with the university's values.

The UBC incident came to light after lyrics of a chant by students at St. Mary's University in Halifax were revealed that encouraged sexual assaults of underaged girls.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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