Sexual Assault

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...

Campus Catch-Up

Quebec City police are currently investigating four separate incidents at Laval University for breaking and entering, two of which include complaints of sexual touching.Continue...

York professor makes call that isn't his to make

With a few glowing lines on a reference letter, a York professor lent strength to one of the most harmful attitudes faced by survivors of sexual assault.Continue...

‘No means yes’ response from Western inappropriate

Rape culture on university campuses consists of much more than the act of sexual assault. But when “No means yes and yes means anal,” appeared on a Western student’s off-campus home, the immediate response was to write it off.Continue...

Being the one in four

It’s a typical university party, with alcohol, loud music and friends. One privileged white male and one unconscious girl.Continue...

Universities must educate to protect

I'd always known that coming to Queen's warranted more responsibility. Things like waking up in the morning without the help of my mother or making healthy eating choices, I expected. But coming from a country and a neighborhood where sexual assaults are a rare occurrence, I didn’t realize that walking with my keys gripped tightly in my fist late at night “just in case” would be one of them.Continue...

Campus catch-up: Sexual assault at UBC

Students at the University of British Columbia were shaken this Friday by news of another sexual assault on their campus after a year of sexual assault controversies.

A string of assaults...Continue...

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