In October 2017, full time McGill students received one of two anonymous Climate Surveys on Campus Sexual Violence (for students), based on a random selection whereby 18,000 students received Climate Survey on Sexual Violence 1, and 18,000 students received Climate Survey on Sexual Violence 2.
Throughout the surveys, we made every effort to acknowledge the sensitivities of responding to questions and/or content that may have triggered unpleasant and traumatic memories and provided links to supportive resources. We provided students with the following support resources, which were also linked to in the surveys:
- Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education
- Sexual Assault Center of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS)
The two surveys aim to:
- Gain a better understanding of the prevalence of and context in which people may experience sexual violence at McGill.
- Gauge students' knowledge and perceptions of McGill’s response to sexual violence on campus.
As part of our ongoing research, we are conducting focus group discussions based on preliminary results of the surveys. These discussions will take place in late January and February 2018. If you are interested in being a part of these discussions, please sign up here.