sexual violence

Although well intentioned, #MeToo needs to refocus

While #MeToo is currently trending and well intentioned, it isn’t doing anything radically different than the hashtags that have come before it.Continue...

University launches new Sexual Violence Prevention and Response webpage

In an effort to make resources and supports more accessible to students, the University has launched a new Sexual Violence Prevention and Response webpage.Continue...

Take Back the Night in photos

Take Back the Night is an event and non-profit organization committed to ending sexual, relationship and domestic violence internationally. Hundreds of events are held in over 30 countries annually – this Thursday, Kingstonians gathered at Confederation Basin to support the organization.Continue...

Bystander Intervention Training Program set to expand this year

Since its inception in 2015, the Bystander Intervention training program has grown and thrived on campus. Under the leadership of Lea Keren, the program is set to expand even further.Continue...

Keren and Prescott resign

After 72 hours of fervor over a decision by the incoming AMS Assembly to elect Alexander Prescott as their Speaker, both Prescott and Commissioner of Social Issues Lea Keren tendered their resignations to the AMS on Wednesday.Continue...

Team JBP issues statement cancelling Emergency Assembly

Less than 20 minutes after issuing a public statement cancelling an Emergency Assembly meeting set for Tuesday evening — intended to facilitate a discussion and re-vote for the Speaker role given to Alexander Prescott days prior — President-elect Jenn Li and Vice President (Operations)-elect Brian MacKay addressed the turnaround in an interview with The Journal.Continue...

Prescott elected AMS Speaker, Special Assembly called amid backlash

In a repetition of a debate that rocked student governance back in 2013, a decision by the incoming AMS Assembly to vote in Alexander Prescott as Speaker led to chaos within 24 hours, culminating in the calling of a Special Assembly Tuesday night to call a new vote.Continue...

Former BISC students discuss incidents of sexual misconduct

Every year, over 5,000 km away from Queen’s main campus in Herstmonceux, England, more than a hundred first year students begin their studies at Queen’s Bader International Study Center (BISC) with the same excitement as any first year students. During the 2014-15 academic year, however, the first two months alone would offer a very different experience.Continue...

Gummo named as 2017 Rhodes Scholar

“Policy interests me as a tool for change,” Claire Gummo, ArtSci ’16, said.Continue...

Queen’s releases updated Sexual Violence Policy for feedback

This Thursday, the University released a 17-page updated draft of its university-wide sexual violence policy, which was approved and put into place in March of this year by Queen’s Board of Trustees. The new draft tackles some of the more ambiguous concepts like consent, confidentiality and reporting procedures.Continue...

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