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Former UBC Kinesiology professor facing voyeurism charges

Former UBC professor James Rupert is facing voyeurism charges. Photo Martin Dee / UBC.

Former UBC professor James Rupert is facing voyeurism charges. Photo Martin Dee / UBC

Former UBC Kinesiology professor James Rupert has been charged with voyeurism.

Rupert, 56, is facing one count of secretly observing/recording nudity in a private place for allegedly recording subjects of a study in a changeroom on campus in April 2014.

Rupert appeared in Richmond courts on Tuesday, Aug. 19, and is due to appear again on Sept. 16.

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UBC spokesperson Lucie McNeill confirmed that Rupert was a UBC faculty member from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2014, six days after he was charged.

“The University of British Columbia remains one of the safest academic communities in North America,” said McNeill in a statement. “We are committed to maintaining a secure and respectful environment for all, and we investigate and address all incidents that threaten the safety of our students, faculty or staff.”