McGill Senate raises concern over high rates of sexual harassment complaints

September 27, 2016 by Domenic Casciato At its first meeting on Sept. 21, the McGill Senate reviewed reports on research misconduct, sexual harassment, and social equity from the past year. During the session, Senate appointed a new assessor under the Policy on Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by Law, and laid out the plan for… Read More

McGill Senate approves Policy against Sexual Violence

November 24, 2016 by Domenic Casciato Policy against Sexual Violence On Nov. 23, the McGill Senate unanimously approved the Policy against Sexual Violence. With the Senate’s approval, the Policy will now proceed to the Board of Governors for approval on Dec. 1. Student staff and administration representatives will form a committee for the implementation of the Policy.… Read More

McGill Senate discusses 2017-2022 Strategic Academic Plan

February 21, 2017 by Domenic Casciato The McGill Senate met on Feb.15 for an open discussion on McGill’s Strategic Academic Plan for 2017 to 2022, a presentation of the Staffing Report for 2016, and to pass a motionformally recognizing the celebration of Black History Month by the university. Open discussion on the McGill University Strategic Academic Plan 2017-2022 Vice-Principal and… Read More

SSMU to develop Sexualized and Gendered Violence Policy

On March 23, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) announced plans to hold an open forum on April 11 to discuss the creation and implementation of a SSMU Gendered and Sexualized Violence Policy (GSVP).

The creation of the GSVP was proposed after former SSMU vice-president (VP) External David Aird resigned following allegations of sexual assault and gendered violence. Aird stepped down on Feb. 22 following a statement released by the Community Disclosure Network (CDN) that claimed that Aird had performed acts of sexualized… Read More