sexual violence policy

Ontario must take larger strides towards preventing sexual violence on campuses

The Ontario government has announced new regulatory amendments addressing instances of sexual violence at postsecondary institutions in an attempt to protect survivors. Although a commendable action, the amendments are still a far cry from a satisfying solution to the prevalence of sexual violence on campuses.Continue...

Queen’s needs to redefine its policy when addressing sexual violence

The sexual violence that occurred over frosh week at Western isn't an isolated incident.Continue...

Ontario universities and colleges to review and amend sexual violence and assault policies

On Sept. 16, the Ontario government announced that all colleges and universities in the province must update their sexual violence and harassment policies to better support students who bring complaints forward.Continue...

Province proposes changes to sexual violence policies at post-secondary schools

The Ontario government is proposing changes to sexual violence policies at post-secondary schools across the province that could provide greater protection to students.Continue...

Queen’s approves revisions to sexual violence policy

The Board of Trustees approved the amendments to the Policy on Sexual Violence at a meeting on Friday.Continue...

AMS Social Issues Commission collaborates with University on workshop series for Gender-Based Violence Awareness Month

For Gender-Based­ Violence Awareness Month, the AMS Social Issues Commission (SIC) and the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office (SVPRO) are exploring the effects of intersectionality on how survivors cope, heal, and find support.Continue...

'Consent at Queen’s’ highlights prevalence of sexual violence on campus

Instagram account ‘Consent at Queen’s’ launched on Aug. 20 to raise awareness about instances of sexual violence and address consent culture within the institution.Continue...

Seven formal complaints of sexual violence filed last year, internal report reveals

According to Queen’s annual Sexual Violence Report, seven formal complaints of sexual violence were made in 2019-20, down from 19 the previous year.Continue...

Consultation on sexual violence policy deferred until further notice

After a controversial academic year for the University’s sexual violence policy that included the suspension of a duty to disclose requirement , the process to write a new policy has been deferred.Continue...

University will review sexual violence policy feedback this month

The University will begin to review the community’s feedback on the controversial sexual violence policy this month.Continue...

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