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 groupis 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.
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.