Sexual Assault

UOttawa lawsuit warranted but preventable

“Win as a team, lose as a team” is an admirable motto — but such sentiments should be left on the ice rink.Continue...

Queen’s has failed sexual assault survivors

Queen’s administration should be condemned for lacking an official policy for handling sexual assaults on campus.Continue...

Sexual assault at Queen's

Longform feature on the silence surrounding sexual assault at Queen's — and the stories of some who survived it.Continue...

Men’s group contested

A motion to de-ratify the Queen’s Men’s Issues Awareness Society failed last night at AMS Assembly.Continue...

The long and the shorts of it

An Indiegogo campaign that seeks funding to develop anti-rape shorts has created a stir on social media.Continue...

Surviving rape culture at Queen’s

Five years ago I came to Queen’s a closeted queer virgin. As I’m preparing to leave Queen’s, I finally have some space to reflect on the impact rape culture in this community has had on me as a queer survivor of sexual violence.Continue...

Why we should know Chanel Miller’s name

In 2016, BuzzFeed published the victim impact statement of a sexual violence survivor known then as either the “Stanford victim” or “Emily Doe.”Continue...

Confusing coercion with consent

May marked Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is particularly close to my heart—not only because I recently started working for the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres, but because I was sexually assaulted at Queen’s.Continue...

The Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey, by the numbers

During the winter of 2018, more than 100,000 Ontario students completed a survey about sexual violence. A year later, the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities published a summary report of the results.

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Byron Ruttan presses civil claim against Ontario decades after experiencing child abuse in Jean Royce Hall

Child abuse victim Byron Ruttan will wait another year to see the province in court after a judge recently set the trial date for his civil claim for Sept. 23, 2019.Continue...

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