Over the years, McGill University has actively supported the creation and implementation of educational initiatives dedicated to creating safer spaces on our campuses.
Continuing these efforts, the University has recently developed new workshops and campaigns on consent and sexual assault awareness and prevention, with the goals of fostering respectful and healthy relationships and putting an end to sexual violence in our community.
These new initiatives have been created in collaboration with many student societies and groups, faculty and staff. Our efforts are realized with the support of well-established, longstanding student movements and activities already present at our University, including Sexual Assault Awareness Week, hosted annually by the Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society.
It is only by working together that we can hope to realize a community that is better equipped to prevent and respond to sexual assault.
McGill University’s senate unanimously approved the latest version of the Policy Against Sexual Violence in November 2016. After several years of contention, the new Policy Against Sexual Violence appears to satisfy many of our students and community members. This version of the policy commits the university to implement several resources and initiatives on campus to address sexual violence and support people affected by such acts. One such commitment is the new Office of Sexual Violence Response, Support, and Education located at 550 Sherbrooke Ouest, Suite 585, West Tour, housing the Consent McGill initiatives and the new Sexual Violence Response Advisor responsible for providing support and resource coordination for anyone affected by sexual violence. For more information about the office contact Bianca Tetrault.
For more information on McGill’s Policy Against Sexual Violence, click here or contact Associate Provost (Policies, Procedures and Equity) Angela Campbell.