Western introduces new supports for students, Fanshawe addresses threats against students

September 20, 2021
In London, Ontario, Western University and Fanshawe College have both taken steps to respond to the sexual violence allegations and threats made in the last week. Western has introduced a new student safety action plan, which includes hiring new special constables, implementing mandatory in-person sexual violence awareness and prevention training for students living in residence, and enhancing security patrols. Western will also create a Task Force on Sexual Violence and Student Safety. At Fanshawe, the college is investigating threatening posts made on Discord about tampering with drinks at the student bar and cafeteria. The college issued a statement indicating that it would not tolerate gender-based and sexual violence and is reportedly offering support sessions and extra security at campus bars. Western | Global News | CTV News | CBC (ON)