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Queen's launches sexual assault protocol

thestar.com — Queen's University has launched a sexual assault protocol for students, following a Star investigation into how schools tackle the issue of sexual violence on campus.

Ontario student group pushes Kathleen Wynne for sexual assault policies

thestar.com — Ontario's largest student group is asking Premier Kathleen Wynne to push universities and colleges into adopting stand-alone sexual assault policies as well as mandatory education programs for students. Members of the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students met with Wynne at Queen's Park on Wednesday evening to talk about the problem of sexual violence on campus and how schools can better prevent and respond to it.

Tenant with long history of abusing landlords found guilty of fraud

thestar.com — A Toronto tenant who used publically-funded systems to stall evictions, causing serious financial harm to a string of landlords in the process, has been convicted of fraud. Justice Alphonse Lacavera found Nina Willis, 50, guilty of defrauding two former landlords, or lying during the rental application process.

Ontario universities commit to multi-prong sexual violence plan

thestar.com — Ontario's universities have begun implementing a multi-pronged plan to ensure they are doing everything possible to tackle the issue of sexual violence on campus. "It is such a complicated issue and so many people are hurt that we have to take it seriously," said Wilfrid Laurier president Max Blouw, who recently chaired a conference call meeting on the issue with the presidents of 20 publicly funded universities, in which they discussed steps forward.

Universities vow to ‘prevent and respond’ to sexual assault

thestar.com — Senior administrators from each of Ontario's publicly funded universities are vowing to "prevent and respond to sexual assault" on campus and are taking steps to fix systems that are not working. Each of the 20 provincial universities will create a special sexual assault website that lays out rights and options for students in distress.

Ontario colleges agree to create sexual assault policy

thestar.com — The presidents of Ontario's public colleges have voted to create a provincewide, stand-alone policy to deal with campus sexual assault. "There was just quickly and universally a sense from them all that if young women are not coming forward and if there are barriers, then obviously what we are doing has not been sufficient," Linda Franklin, president and chief executive officer of Colleges Ontario, told the Star on Tuesday.

Student's story spurred commitment to tackle sex assault at Lakehead University

thestar.com — THUNDER BAY-He sat four seats to the left of her in the class of 30 students. The man Sarah says raped her months earlier in the basement of his parents' home in the spring of her third university year. The fellow student she claims threatened to take photos of her half-dressed and tell everyone at school she was a "slut."

Post-secondary schools launch sex assault policy review

thestar.com — Ontario's universities and colleges have launched a review of the existing policies of 44 member schools to determine if they are properly equipped to manage sexual assault on their campuses.

Queen’s University to fast track policies on sexual assault

thestar.com — One of the big Canadian universities accused by students of failing sexual assault victims has pledged to tackle the issue and is directing a group of students, staff and faculty members to fast track recommendations on how to improve safety at the school.

Rape victim’s ordeal with University of Saskatchewan

thestar.com — SASKATOON-On New Year's Eve, 2011, Jenny was raped in an apartment at the student residences on the University of Saskatchewan campus. The night had started with a celebration, a party at a downtown club frequented by college University of Saskatchewan students.
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Jan 28, 2015

RT @DaveSFoley: I've been dealing with clinical depression most of my life and treated for it for the past 18yrs. Mental health is health. #BellLetsTalk

Jan 27, 2015

RT @RobsonDan: This is a great write-up on Clint Malarchuk and his journey with mental health from Sports Illustrated si.com/nhl/2015/01/22… #BellLetsTalk

Jan 27, 2015

RT @BKennedyStar: That's us. RT @RyeJournAlumni: The Toronto Star is hiring a sports team editor. Deadline Feb. 5. ow.ly/HNuAN #cdnmedia

Jan 25, 2015

RT @good: Kenyan grandmother, 90-year old badass, is the oldest person to attend primary school. bit.ly/15xZG2f

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