On August 29, 2021, University RCMP responded to several calls for service at the fraternity village located on Wesbrook Mall. Officers observed hundreds of students gathering in the courtyard and inside several homes, contrary to current public health orders.
When officers responded, they observed a gathering of people beyond the allowable 50 persons, few were wearing masks, and as a result of the large amount of people, physical distancing was not possible. The event was also advertised on social media and a video of the party goers posted. Officers issued $5,000 in fines for hosting a non-compliant event.
The University RCMP wishes to welcome all UBC students to the new school year, but we are urging everyone to work together to make sure this school year is successful and safe as possible. “We are asking that students ensure they observe all public health orders. We have worked hard to get this far over the past 30 months. Let’s stay safe and healthy,” says Constable Christina Martin of the University RCMP.
“I would like to echo what Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry has said from the very beginning, ‘we are all in this together’, and ‘we must do our part’,” says Cst. Martin.
The University RCMP will be working with the University of British Columbia to make sure any student events on or off campus are in accordance with current public health orders.
Visit the BC Government website for more information on COVID-19 Return to Campus