Campus safety bulletin

This information may be difficult for some to read. Support is available for those who need it.

An incident of sexualized violence against a student has been reported to Campus Security. The Saanich Police Department is investigating.

The assault was reported to have happened in the wooded area near Cluster 60 Housing in the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 30 sometime around 1 a.m.

Anyone who might have information about this incident is asked to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321.

Campus Security patrols all parts of campus—including student residences—24 hours a day and will be closely monitoring the area of the reported assault.

UVic is committed to the safety, well-being and support of all members of the campus community. Support is available.

Support resources

  • Call 9-1-1 (in emergencies)
  • Campus Security (for immediate safety concerns)
    Provides 24-hour first responders to on-campus emergencies and offers a 24-hour Safewalk service and Campus Alone safety service to all members of the UVic community. Personal safety coordinators are also available as a resource for students, staff and faculty. They can help address individual concerns and general personal safety issues.
  • Sexualized Violence Resource Office
    Provides support and response options under UVic's Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response policy and Discrimination and Harassment policy. The Sexualized Violence Resource Office in Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) is a resource for all UVic community members. They provide education, information, help and advice to aid in building and supporting an inclusive campus.
  • Student Wellness Centre 
    You can book an appointment to meet with a counsellor, nurse, physician, spiritual care provider and more. Not sure what type of appointment you need? We can help you figure it out. Book a wellness consultation or just give us a call. Same-day and pre-booked appointments are available.
    • Same-day appointments: The Student Wellness Leadership Team is working with staff to hold priority appointments for students needing one-on-one clinical health and clinical counselling support. The student welcome team have been updated on the situation and can help students book an appointment. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to for clinical counseling and for clinical health.
    • Drop-in support groups: The Student Wellness Centre will provide group counseling for any student interested on Nov. 1, Nov. 2, Nov 4., Nov. 7, and Nov. 8 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Student Wellness Centre, Room B225. For additional questions, please reach out to , manager, mental health outreach and training.
    • 250-721-8563

Find more information about on-campus health and wellness supports.