sexual violence

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...

Gummo named as 2017 Rhodes Scholar

“Policy interests me as a tool for change,” Claire Gummo, ArtSci ’16, said.Continue...

Queen’s releases updated Sexual Violence Policy for feedback

This Thursday, the University released a 17-page updated draft of its university-wide sexual violence policy, which was approved and put into place in March of this year by Queen’s Board of Trustees. The new draft tackles some of the more ambiguous concepts like consent, confidentiality and reporting procedures.Continue...

683 AMS staff members complete training intended to combat sexual violence on campus

In a press release on Nov. 4, the AMS executive team announced that 683 AMS staff members have officially completed Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Training.Continue...

Women videotaped speak out about Drunk Times Homecoming video

The Sunday after Homecoming, a video surfaced on YouTube and various Queen’s Facebook groups entitled “Drunk Times with College Girls: Queen’s Homecoming”, featuring a male in his twenties interviewing intoxicated students, particularly women.Continue...

Take Back the Night 2016 in photos

On Thursday evening in Confederation Park, the skies threatened to pour, but no amount of rain could silence the voices of a community gathered to “Take Back the Night” from a culture of sexual violence.Continue...

Ontario universities urged to do more to combat sexual violence on campus

“Nobody listened to what I had to say when I needed it the most,” Mandi Gray, a York University sexual assault survivor, explained over the phone to The Journal in August.Continue...

Province mandates Ontario campuses to adopt sexual assault policies

Just four days after Queen’s approved its sexual assault policy, the Ontario government passed new sexual violence legislation mandating that all Ontario college and universities create separate sexual assault policies.Continue...

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