An incident of sexualized violence against a student on Oct. 30 has been reported at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

An incident of sexualized violence against a student on Oct. 30 has been reported at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

Sexual assault against a student reported at the University of Victoria

University says Saanich police investigating the Oct. 30 incident

WARNING: This story includes mentions of sexualized violence

The University of Victoria said on Sunday that an incident of sexualized violence against a student has been reported to campus security.

The reported assault happened in the wooded area near Cluster 60 Housing in the early hours of Oct. 30, the university said in a campus safety bulletin.

Saanich police are investigating and anyone who might have information about the incident is asked to call the department at 250-475-4321.

“While the investigation is still early, we believe that the survivor and the suspect did not know one another,” a Saanich police spokesperson told Black Press Media. “This is a very sensitive file and we are working closely with the survivor by providing support.”

The university added campus security will be closely monitoring the area of the reported assault and it patrols all parts of the campus and student residences 24 hours a day. Campus security can be reached at 250-721-7599 for immediate safety concerns.

UVic said the Sexualized Violence Resource Centre (uvic.ca/sexualizedviolence) is available with counsellors, nurses, physicians and spiritual care providers and can be reached at 250-721-8218.

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