McGill to implement sexual assault prevention measures

November 27, 2013

McGill University is being praised by student leaders for its measures to address and prevent sexual assault. McGill Deputy Provost of Student Life Ollivier Dyens said in a letter to the university community that it will be taking “concrete steps to improve its support for survivors of sexual assault and its response to incidents of sexual assault and other forms of harm.” McGill will hire a full-time coordinator to expand programming and initiatives in collaboration with its student-run Sexual Assault Centre, hold a public forum in January on the issue of consent in sexual matters, and create an annual “Dean of Students Forum on Safe Space” each October to sensitize new students. Joey Shea, VP University Affairs for the Students’ Society at McGill says she is “surprised and happy” with the measures announced. Montreal Gazette