Sexual Assault

Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Training Program has successful week of training

After expansion and additional hiring, the Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Training Program received a positive reception to training throughout Orientation Week.Continue...

Five hundred and eighty eight days

Early last week as I walked through the University District on move-in day, I began noticing bedsheets hanging from my peers’ houses. With obscene phrases and degrading messages on the signs, I was brought back to 588 days ago.

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Discouraged to report in the midst of recovery

I had no idea what to expect if I made the decision to file my sexual assault with the police. But I knew the statistics were against me – that institutions like the criminal justice system typically benefit male-identifying individuals, that they would value the story of a student who simply got himself into a bad situation and dismiss the story of a girl who chose to wear a short skirt, a low cut top and who had too much to drink.Continue...

The only thing the recent sexual assault case can offer Queen's is lesson

It wasn’t until one of my best friends here at Queen’s told me she had been sexually assaulted that the concept became tangible and personal for me. With her permission, I’m going to share her experience with you.

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Queen’s student avoids sexual assault charge, convicted of common assault

On August 25, Queen’s student Chance Macdonald was sentenced to two years’ probation along with 88 days of intermittent jail time on weekends for assaulting a 16-year old victim 22 months ago.Continue...

Preventing Sexual Assault on public transit is as important as reporting it

The TTC is laying a much-needed foundation to respond to sexual assault, but must fill the holes in their approach to sexual assault prevention along the way. Recently, the TTC has announced their...Continue...

Ambrose’s ‘parting gift’ long overdue for Canadians

Canadian judges, both future and current, need an updated education on sexual assault law if they are going to preside over cases.Continue...

Fighting for control in reporting sexual assault

In March of 2015, one Queen’s student found out that the man she was preparing to go to trial against for sexually assaulting her had been elected to the University Senate, one of Queen’s highest governing bodiesContinue...

Winter break news roundup

While campus saw a mass exodus for winter break, the University, Kingston Police and national funding groups chugged along with new developments.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...

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