Promises of professional development lured female Concordia students off campus
In an email sent to students, and signed by deputy provost Lisa Ostiguy and the vice-president of services, Roger Côté, Concordia University reported that “social media invitations promising unsolicited professional development opportunities have been used to lure students off campus.”
“These invitations resulted in reported drugging and sexual assault,” the university wrote.
According to Concordia spokesperson Mary-Jo Barr, the university was informed of the situation last week. Complaints had already been filed with the Montreal police, who are investigating the situation.
“We want to make sure as many people are aware,” Barr said.
The email cautioned students to be vigilant when responding to unsolicited social media offers.
This story will be updated.
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