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UBC professor found dead on Salt Spring Island

UBC sociology professor Sinikka Elliott was first reported missing May 12.
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May 15, 2021 - 3:24 PM

The body of a missing UBC sociology professor has been found on Salt Spring Island.

The RCMP and Search and Rescue have been searching for Sinikka Elliott since May 12, according to UBC's sociology department.


Although a full determination has yet to be made, the RCMP does not believe criminality was involved in Elliott’s sudden death, according to the B.C. RCMP.

The B.C. Coroners Service is also investigating to determine the circumstances involving her death.

The RCMP is not releasing further information at this time.

Dr. Sinikka Elliott joined UBC's Department of Sociology in 2017 as an assistant professor and has been an associate professor since 2019. Her research has concentrated on family, social inequality, and social policy, according to a statement from Guy Stecklov, head of the Department of Sociology.

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