News in brief

News in brief

Sexier Campuses Campaign comes to Queen’s

Last week marked the first annual Sexual Violence on Campus Awareness week at Queen’s, hosted by campus group Sexy Queen’s U.

Sexy Queen’s U is the Queen’s chapter of the Sexier Campuses Campaign, and is also known as the Sexual Violence on Campus Awareness Committee — the first of its kind at Queen’s.

The Sexier Campuses Campaign was founded at Queen’s by Jessica Weiss Sinclair, ArtSci ’13.

The campaign is directed at students on campus to combat sexual violence, rape culture and the negative connotation surrounding victims of sexual violence as well as defining terms like sexual violence, harassment and consent, Weiss Sinclair said.

“We’re very much going with the ‘consent is sexy’ theme.” The campaign will provide resources and forums for discussion, education and peer-to-peer support.

The awareness week featured posters and flyers to bring people’s attention to the new campaign on campus concluding with an all-ages event at the Mansion to help raise money to fund future initiatives.

The organization is also looking to have many workshops throughout the year, including a residence program which will involve communication with residence dons and floor talks to educate first-year students about what consent means.

— Rachel Herscovici

Queen’s gets gold in workplace wellness

Queen’s was recently the recipient of the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health gold award for workplace wellness.

The honour is designed to recognize the University’s dedication to the health and wellness of staff at the University. To this end, Queen’s Athletics and Recreation offers lunchtime fitness programs and a walking club, as well as “Lunch and Learn” educational sessions.

KFL&A noted the University’s sun safety initiative, as well as the Athletics and Recreation programs offered.

— Holly Tousignant

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