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Dispute between students escalates to stabbing at Emily Carr University: police

Vancouver police say a dispute between two students escalated into a stabbing that has prompted Emily Carr University of Art and Design to cancel classes today.

Sgt. Randy Fincham says one man stabbed another Wednesday at the university in Vancouver's False Creek district.

Fincham says the victim and suspect know each other.

The incident left the unidentified victim with minor injuries to his face. The university has said he is recovering.

Officials at the university say there have been no incidents of violence on the campus in recent history.

The university said as police investigate the incident, classes were cancelled "in order to deal with this situation in a systematic way."

Emily Carr University said the school strives to "provide a safe environment for all students, faculty and staff."

The university website says there were 2,002 full-time students in graduate and undergraduate programs at the school in the 2014-15 academic year and 1,273 full- and part-time students in certificate and continuing studies programs.

The Canadian Press

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