Then-UBC student Stephanie Hale, 22, in Kamloops in 2016. Hale's years-long ordeal trying to go through the institution's internal non-academic misconduct process eventually prompted her to file a sex and disability discrimination complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, which last month awarded her $50,000 in compensation for injury to her dignity, feelings and self-respect, and nearly $15,000 in lost wages and expenses.PHOTO BY JEFF BASSETT /THE CANADIAN PRESS
"She says after the 2013 assault by a fellow engineering student, she began having nightmares and watched with envy as her peers graduated, got married, and had kids while she became consumed with seeking justice.
After the assault, she says she also struggled with the university’s internal non-academic misconduct reporting process and eventually filed a sex and disability discrimination complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.
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