UBC sociology professor Sinikka Elliott goes missing on Salt Spring Island

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      Update: Sinikka Elliott was found deceased on May 15. For more information, go here.

      A UBC scholar still hasn't been found after going missing on Salt Spring Island on Wednesday (May 12).

      Sinikka Elliott, an associate professor of sociology, has not been seen since leaving her home to do some errands.

      Her vehicle has been found on Juniper Place Road on the island, where she has a home.

      Elliott is described as 5'3" with a slim build and dark brown, short hair. She was wearing a red sweater, jeans, and brown boots.

      Dozens of people have been looking for her on Salt Spring.

      UBC sociology department head Guy Stecklov described Elliott as "a treasured colleague".

      "She is an exceptionally skilled scholar with a passionate commitment to social justice and equality for all," Stecklov said in a statement. "We hope she is found safe and wish her family, colleagues, and loved ones well during this difficult time."

      Elliott is the author of Not My Kid: What Parents Believe about the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers and coauthor of Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It

      "My research interests lie broadly in the areas of family, social inequality, and social policy, where I pay special attention to intersecting inequalities," she stated on UBC's website. "Following an intersectional perspective, I treat gender, sexuality, race, and class as sociopolitical constructs that involve historically specific sets of co-constitutive practices."