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Student Voices on Sexual Violence: Overview of Selected Survey Results from the University Sector

Student Voices on Sexual Violence: Overview of Selected Survey Results from the University Sector

Canadian universities, and post-secondary institutions across the world, are being faced with increasing criticism and scrutiny surrounding the prevalence and subsequent treatment of sexual violence on their campuses. In a Maclean’s article entitled “Canadian universities are failing students on sexual assault,” dozens of survivors were interviewed regarding the routine abandonment of victims from universities across the country.

by Emily Waitson· · Features ·
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“Me too” isn’t an effective internet movement

  This Monday, my Facebook feed blew up with young women setting “me too” as their status, showing that they are a survivor of sexual harassment and/or assault. The idea behind this initiative is that if every woman shared this as their status, people would understand how large the problem of sexual violence is in our modern society. As touching […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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Sexual Violence policy approved by Laurier Governors

The recently proposed Gendered and Sexual Violence Policy and Students Procedure was approved by Wilfrid Laurier University’s Board of Governors on Nov. 24. The document outlines the university’s policy of not tolerating gendered or sexual violence, as well as the mechanisms in place for the university to handle cases of gendered and sexual violence, from reporting to investigation and resolution. […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Campus, News ·
Sexual violence support advocate hired at Laurier

Sexual violence support advocate hired at Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier University has welcomed Sarah Scanlon to its campuses as the school’s first sexual violence support advocate, a position introduced this past fall. The introduction of the position of sexual violence support advocate is another step Laurier is taking to work towards its goal of eliminating gendered violence on campus, largely supported to date by initiatives operated through the […]

by Maddy Cutts· · News ·