CAUS releases report calling on AB to create province-wide campus sexual violence policy

February 11, 2020

The Council of Alberta University Students has released a report calling on the Government of Albert to do more to prevent sexual violence at postsecondary institutions. The Sexual Violence on Campus report analyzes the policies of 21 postsecondary institutions in AB, including how often the policy is reviewed, what it covers, and other aspects that could be better outlined with a provincial framework in place. Having a province-wide policy, says CAUS Chair Sadiya Nazir, "will make sure that institutions who maybe don't have the capacity to deal with campus sexual violence as well as others are still being supported and have the guidelines to make sure that [the government's] robust policies can be implemented." The article reports that Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador also currently do not have any legislation in place regarding sexual violence on campus policies, while Nova Scotia currently has a bill before its assembly. CBC | CTV (AB)