MtA launches new working group, development of resources, changes to services

November 25, 2020
Mount Allison University has announced that it is taking a number of actions to respond to concerns about sexual violence prevention and support. The university has created a Sexual Violence Prevention Working Group that will develop a more effective framework for prevention on campus, including campus-wide education, support for and understanding of survivors, and the handling of harassment and assault cases. The university will also initiate a third-party review of its sexual violence prevention model, resources, policies, and procedures. Additionally, it will commit to increasing staff resources, creating an Advisory Council that will be chaired by Memorial University President Vianne Timmons, and making immediate changes to its sexual assault intake and counselling services. MtA’s Board of Regents has also announced that it will establish an ad hoc committee on sexual violence prevention. MtA (NB)