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Ex-UBC prof charged with voyeurism

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

James Rupert. (UBC PHOTO)

James Rupert. (UBC PHOTO)

A former professor in the University of B.C.’s school of kinesiology has been charged with secretly observing or recording nudity after an alleged incident in April.

According to online court records, James Rupert made an appearance Wednesday at B.C. Provincial Court in Richmond.

The university said, in a statement, that they couldn’t provide details on the case. It said Rupert was a faculty member for 10 years until June 30.

“The safety of our students, staff and faculty is a top priority for UBC and we take immediate action when any serious allegation is made,” the statement said.

“Where appropriate, we alert police and we co-operate with investigations. Our policies also allow us to ban perpetrators from our campuses and to prohibit them from contacting members of our community.”

The university added it is offering support to any alleged victims of the case. 

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