Students to vote on fee increase to increase budget for UBC’s Sexual Assault Support Centre

With demand increasing for its services, the University of British Columbia’s Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) hopes that students approve a fee increase that would increase its budget, reports CBC. The calls and visits to the centre have reportedly doubled since the beginning of the pandemic and tripled since 2018, when the fees for the centre last increased. Students would have to approve the proposed fee increase of $6.42 per student in a vote next month in order to increase the SASC’s budget to around $864K. “We’re seeing a huge increase in demand for services,” said SASC manager Aashna Josh. Josh says that the centre would like to add full-time staff, increase its hours of operation, and add additional supports for students. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.