Yukon College establishing new sexual assault policy, staff receiving training

May 12, 2016

This month, staff at Yukon College are receiving training on how to respond to disclosures of sexual assault or harassment from a student or colleague. Seven staff and two students from the college are also currently developing the school's new sexualized harassment and assault policy. “Educating staff and students on appropriate responses to disclosure, appropriate actions that can be taken, and how to prevent or intervene as a bystander if you see a situation that may escalate to sexual violence, are vital components of the new policy we are creating,” said Yukon College Director of Human Resources Brian Bonia. The policy is expected to be in place for the upcoming 2016/2017 school year. Yukon