UManitoba students push for mandatory faculty consent training

August 23, 2018

Student advocates at the University of Manitoba are calling on the university to implement mandatory “consent culture” training for faculty in the wake of recent revelations about a former medical school dean at the institution. “There's definitely a power dynamic at play between students and professors,” said Sarah Bonner-Proulx, vice-president of advocacy with the University of Manitoba Students' Union. Bonner-Proulx argues that a good starting point would be for the university to mandate that staff take the “consent culture” training that many student groups at the school currently take. The university says that it is considering the suggestion, adding that it “condemns sexual violence in all its forms” and that “the first concern is always to support the individual who has experienced sexual violence.” CBC