CINCINNATI — Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state.
Following a long and successful stint in risk and investigations (and before that, policing) Mark LaLonde recently took over as Burnaby, B.C.-based Simon Fraser University’s chief safety officer. He is already looking at the benefits of implementing process improvement tools like Six Sigma and ISO standards, and is definitely bringing his risk-based background to campus security. Canadian Security spoke to LaLonde mere weeks into the new position about risk, campus safety and building relationships with staff and students.
Several buildings in the downtown Toronto core, including university and hospital facilities have been temporarily closed down while police investigate reports of a suspicious person seen on campus.
VANCOUVER – Two men have been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault on the University of British Columbia campus.
The sound of popping balloons at Carleton University prompted a campus-wide lockdown on Sunday, Feb. 28, after students called 911 because they believed shots were being fired, CBC News reported.
BCIT is the latest educational institution learning how to deal allegations of sexual impropriety on campus. According to a story on CBC.ca, The British Columbia Institute of Technology is rethinking its communications strategy after recent media stories revealed that the college was aware of the arrest of an alleged voyeur on campus and the possibility of other such incidents, but chose not to reveal the information until months later.
The National Post reports that a gender studies class was cancelled following threats posted online that targeted women. According to the story:
The University of Toronto has issued a warning in light of unspecified online threats. Those threats, a CUPE notice states, target feminists as well as students and faculty in the university’s sociology and women’s studies departments.
University of Saskatchewan Interim President Gordon Barnhart announced increased security measures Wednesday to deal with vandalism on campus. He says there were about 53 vehicles vandalized on the weekend in a student parking lot.
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