Department of Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies
Department of Gender Studies

Ontario Universities Taking Action Against Sexual Violence Conference 

We are pleased to invite you to the Ontario Universities Taking Action Against Sexual Violence (OUTA) Conference at Queen's University, August 10 to 11, 2016.  Poster (102kb)

The conference program is designed to showcase best practices and facilitate the exchange of ideas among university administrators, practitioners, researchers, students, politicians and policymakers from across the province. Keynote speeches, panels and workshops will be organized around three key themes: Institutional Models of Sexual Violence Prevention; Effective Prevention Models and Programs in University Contexts; and Imagining Connections and Building Relationships to End Sexual Violence.

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women
  • Farrah Khan, Ryerson University
  • Charlene Senn, University of Windsor
  • Julie Lalonde, Draw the Line 
  • Carol Bilson, Anti-Violence Project, University of Victoria

The conference will provide opportunities for visioning and planning within and among universities, so we hope you will consider bringing a contingent of administrators, student affairs staff-practitioners, researchers, and students from your institution. Please extend this invitation to all colleagues and students dedicated to preventing sexual violence on campus.

Conference information is available on the OUTA Conference website:

Contact OUTA at

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you want to be part of a dynamic, transformative conference?

Are you a person who believes in challenging rape culture and ending sexual violence on our university campuses?

Ontario Universities Taking Action Against Sexual Violence Conference (OUTA 2016) is an opportunity for students, campus service providers, university administrators, researchers, and community organizations to develop their knowledge, share experiences and best practices, and build relationships in order to create universities free of of sexual violence. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to meet individuals from across the province who are committed to preventing sexual violence, see excellent speakers, develop your professional experience, and help make this a conference to remember!

If you answered with a resounding yes, we want you! Your time and talents will help ensure that OUTA 2016 is a success. 

How to Apply

Please find out about different volunteer opportunities and  fill out the registration form here:

We have volunteer shifts available during the conference, as well as on the days leading up to the conference. We will provide food for volunteers during their shifts, and volunteers will be able to attend conference activities free of charge when not on shift.

For more information about OUTA 2016, visit our website: If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact us at: