10 August 2016 - 8:00am to 11 August 2016 - 5:00pm

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

This Ontario Universities’ conference responds to intense public and institutional concern about sexual violence, exemplified in the March 2015 Government of Ontario’s “It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment”. This report pinpoints university campuses as sites where intervention and change are greatly needed, and points to the high numbers of campus-based assaults and the pervasiveness of rape culture at post-secondary institutions across the province.

The program is available here.

The conference is co-organised by 2015 Trudeau scholar Bailey Gerrits and supported by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

Conference website

Bailey Gerrits

Bailey Gerrits (political studies, Queen’s University) is examining media coverage of domestic violence and the way that Canadian media seem to portray this phenomenon as “un-Canadian.”

2015 Scholars