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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group is a network of students, faculty and staff convened to mobilize efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault on campus. The working group is advisory to the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs and will work collaboratively to effect change at the individual and cultural levels, thereby contributing to a safer campus environment for Queen’s students.   


The objectives of the working group are to:

  • provide a forum to discuss emerging issues and initiatives related to sexual assault;
  • collect local and nation-wide information to understand campus context and develop practices;
  • improve communication and information-sharing among campus partners and allies;
  • inventory and suggest enhancements to policies, programs, services and resources;
  • develop and implement campus-wide initiatives to support prevention and response.

Membership 2014-2015

Arig Girgrah, Assistant Dean Student Affairs, Student Life and Learning (Chair)
Meredith Chivers, Professor, Psychology 
Margot Coulter, Sexual Harassment Advisor, Human Rights Office 
Fatima Couto,  Clinic Manager, Student Health Services, HCDS
Kate Humphrys, Health Promotion Coordinator, Health, Counselling and Disability Services (HCDS)
Dinah Jansen, Vice-President Graduate, Society of Graduate and Professional Students 
Chauncey Kennedy,  Manager, Residence Life 
Philip Lloyd,  Vice-President University Affairs, Alma Mater Society   
Ashley Ratcliffe, Levana Centre representative
Nadia Sawaya Fehr, Outreach Counsellor,  Residence Life 
Doulton Wiltshire, Director, Sexual Health Resource Centre


Operations and Accountability

The working group will meet at least once per term . Agenda items and issues for discussion may be proposed by any member of group. For specific issues or tasks, the group will seek out the expertise of, and consult with, relevant campus and community members. The group will report to the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs through the Health and Wellness Steering Committee.