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About Sexual Assault on Campus Canada
Fine-tune Your Action Plan for Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus

Post-secondary institutions are meant to be safe spaces with the mission to educate students and engage the community in critical thought and discussion. They need to do more to create environments where all students are safe from violence. They need to do more to support the survivors when they come forward. And, they need to engage the community at large on creating a culture of consent.

The Sexual Assault on Campus Canada Conference is geared specifically to administrators. Through keynote presentation, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities, it is an opportunity for administrators to meet with their peers and formulate their action plan for addressing sexual assault on campus. Online resources will also be made available to be shared back to their respective organizations.

Topics
  • Fix the gaps in your policy – with advice from the front lines
  • Address trauma-informed considerations for investigations
  • Get survivor-centered training updates for employees that respond to disclosures
  • Prevent liability as an institution
  • Assess accountability as an institution
  • Hear evidence-based prevention techniques
  • Discuss faculty-student assault
  • Learn about restorative justice in the context of campus sexual assault
  • Understand the landscape for reporting versus disclosure
  • Participate in a roundtable discussion with a focus on take-aways
Who Should Attend

Administrators from colleges and universities in Canada:

  • Office of the President
  • Dean of Students
  • Student Services and Affairs
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Health and Wellness
  • Counselling
  • Safety and Security
  • Housing
  • Athletics and Recreation
  • Accessibility Services
  • Human Resources
  • Equity and Inclusion
Sexual Assault on Campus Canada Speakers
Learn about the speakers of the 2019 Sexual Assault on Campus Canada Conference
Connor Spencer
National Chair
Students for Consent Culture Canada
Myrna McCallum
Self Employed Lawyer, Workplace Investigator, Trauma Informed Legal Practice Advisor
Previously, Director of Investigations, University of BC
Daniel Michaluk
Partner
Hicks Morley
Dr. Charlene Senn
Tier I Canada Research Chair in Sexual Violence (2017-2024) | Professor of Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies
University of Windsor
Barb MacQuarrie
Community Director
Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Western University
Deb Eerkes
Director of Student Conduct and Accountability | Discipline Officer
University of Alberta
Sexual Assault on Campus Canada Agenda
View the agenda and topics for the 2019 Sexual Assault on Campus Canada Conference

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:10 am – 10:00 am

Connor Spencer
National Chair
Students for Consent Culture Canada
Who Are Our Policies For?
Survivor-Centrism and Institutional Accountability in Sexual Violence Policies
  • Important lessons from student survivor activists
  • Sexual violence policy “Do’s” and “Don’ts”
  • Rape culture beyond frats and frosh
  • Institutional duty of care

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Networking Refreshment Break

10:20 am – 11:30 am

Myrna McCallum
Self Employed Lawyer, Workplace Investigator, Trauma Informed Legal Practice Advisor
Previously, Director of Investigations, University of BC
Trauma-Informed & Culturally Competent: New Investigatory Standards for PSIs Post-#MeToo
  • Threat and risk screening considerations
  • Distinguishing survivor centered from trauma informed
  • Internal v external investigators
  • Trauma-informed awareness and cultural competency
  • Conflict resolution v. informal resolutions
  • Utilizing investigations to build credibility and change culture

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Barb MacQuarrie
Community Director
Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Western University
Survivor-Centered Response to Disclosures
  • Realize the significance of a supportive versus a negative response to disclosure
  • Understand and counter commonly held myths about sexual violence in order to ensure a supportive response
  • Present how a supportive response to a disclosure of sexual violence is strongly influenced by context, and the lived experiences of both survivors and responders can significantly impact what makes for a supportive or unsupportive response
  • Train people to recognize their own power and privilege as well as the potential barriers experienced by people of various social locations relating to gender identity, race and indigeneity, class, culture, disability and sexual orientation
  • Clarify how some social groups are disproportionately affected

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30 pm – 2:30pm

Daniel Michaluk
Partner
Hicks Morley
Institutional Accountability
  • Legal trends across the country
  • Insights on key duties and “pressure points” in policy
  • Insights on cyber harassment obligations
  • Legal issues with investigation and adjudication
  • Duty to act considerations

2:30 pm – 2:50pm

Networking Refreshment Break

2:50 pm – 3:50 pm

Dr. Charlene Senn
Tier I Canada Research Chair in Sexual Violence (2017-2024) | Professor of Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies
University of Windsor
How an Evidence-Based Education Program for Women Students Improves Safety Without Restricting Freedom
  • Position the EAAA/ Flip the ScriptTM program within a comprehensive sexual violence prevention plan that includes bystander education and appropriate supports for survivors;
  • Describe the EAAA program’s content and match elements of the content with key obstacles experienced by women in facing known perpetrators of sexual violence;
  • Challenge conceptualizations of resistance education as woman-blaming using appropriate evidence from rigorous research;
  • Present the research evidence supporting the long-term effects of the EAAA program and areas for further development.

3:50 pm – 4:50 pm

Deb Eerkes
Director of Student Conduct and Accountability | Discipline Officer
University of Alberta
A Comprehensive, Trauma-Informed, Survivor-Centered Institutional Response to Sexual Violence – Is it Even Possible

This session will use the University of Alberta’s policy development and implementation as a case study, and will cover the following topics:

  • How an institutional response to sexual violence can be both survivor-centred and trauma-informed
  • How a college or university can be responsive to all cases of gender-based or sexual violence, regardless of authority or jurisdiction to investigate and adjudicate
  • Application of a single policy to students, staff and faculty
  • The promise of alternative measures, such as restorative practices
  • Challenges and successes at the U of A

4:50 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair
Sexual Assault on Campus Canada Venue
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