BrandonU accelerates search, appoints full-time sexual violence prevention co-ordinator

May 6, 2016

Brandon University has hired a full-time social worker and therapist to co-ordinate a sexual violence prevention program on its campus. The appointment of Carla Navid comes in the wake of criticism that the university has faced in recent weeks over its sexual assault response and prevention frameworks. BrandonU officials acknowledged the role that this criticism played in “accelerating” their search for a sexual violence response and prevention co-ordinator. “Due to the gravity of this situation, we did accelerate this process—we felt it was important to get a person in place quickly," said a school statement. “After listening to the feedback we were receiving from members of the community and experts in the field, we decided that creating this position would be a vital step in addressing sexual violence at Brandon University.” CBC | BrandonU | Brandon Sun (Subscription Required)