In 1989, Linda Dupuis applied for a U.B.C. graduate program in zoology. A professor with whom she wished to study, encouraged her to obtain field experience. He set her up with a research position with the Canadian Wildlife Service studying birds in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Dale Seip, a wildlife biologist with the Ministry of forests and an adjunct professor at U.B.C., was one of her supervisors. On their six-hour drive from Vancouver to the Queen Charlotte Islands, Seip and Dupuis engaged in appropriate social conversation. They had to stay in a hotel one night in order to catch the ferry the next morning. Seip made a single room reservation at the hotel. Although there were two beds in the room, Seip invited Dupuis to sit on his bed to watch TV after she complained that she could not see the television without her contacts. He initiated sexual contact to which Dupuis responded in kind. When he started to remove her clothing she stopped him, told him that she found him attractive but insisted that she did not make love to strangers. She fell asleep next to him on the bed. In the middle of the night, Seip made another advance and the couple made love. The next day on the ferry, witnesses testified that they saw Dupuis flinch when Seip put his arm around her. Although they had sex several times in the Queen Charlotte Islands, their working relationship deteriorated quickly. Dupuis, who was often tearful, had several emotional outbursts in which she yelled at Seip. In the fall of 1990, she filed a complaint of sexual harassment with the B.C. Council of Human Rights, who rejected the respondent's claim that the relationship was consensual. The respondent was ordered to pay Dupuis $5000 as compensation for emotional suffering; $14, 976 as compensation for lost wages. Seip was ordered to cease the contravention and [to] refrain from committing the same or a similar contravention. In addition, the council ordered the Ministry to search its personnel files and remove any evaluation of Dupuis done by Seip. (Dupuis v. British Columbia (Ministry of Forests) (1993) B.C.C.H.R.D. No.43 (1993)).