13 January 2022

Statement: Sexist email to student leader will be investigated

by Ainsley Carry

I have been made aware of an offensive email communication sent to a member of our student leadership community – Eshana Bhangu, Vice President, Academic and University Affairs at the AMS.

The communication is sexist, offensive, and violent. This type of language is unacceptable and not consistent with what it means to be a member of the UBC community. No one – students, faculty, or staff – should be exposed to this type of harassment. I have requested a full investigation of the source of this communication.

We stand with Eshana and members of our student leadership community that help serve this university. Anyone who has been impacted by this event is encouraged to contact the Sexual Violence and Prevention Office (SVPRO) or the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC).

Vice-President, Students, UBC