Thousands of Montreal students participate in consent workshops to begin their PSE

September 26, 2017

Catcalling, consent, and becoming an active bystander are just some of the topics covered this month in a series that consent workshops attended by thousands of university students in Montreal. In an interview with CBC, first-year McGill University student Jillian Giberson says that she is shocked by how some men have spoken to her in Montreal, although she adds that she was encouraged by some of the comments she heard in her school’s consent workshop. Giberson adds that she would also like to see follow-up training and opportunities for deeper discussions about consent and the impact of sexual assault. Jennifer Drummond, coordinator of the Sexual Assault Resource Centre Resource Centre at Concordia University, adds that the workshops provide students a necessary opportunity to learn about sexual communication and respect in relationships. CBC