Campus Life: Sex, Intimacy & Belonging
DateWednesday September 21, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
LocationBan Righ Fire Side Lounge
This year, the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Services (SVPRS) office has teamed up with Residence Life and Services to host a panel discussion on September 21 from 7-8:30 P.M. in the Ban Righ Fire Side Lounge. The discussion is entitled, “Campus Life: Sex, Intimacy & Belonging”. It will be an open conversation on navigating sex, identity, and intimacy within life at post-secondary institutions. No pre-registration is required. We will also be serving free pizza and drinks!
Moderator: Rebecca Rappeport
Panel: Jermaine Marshall, Dr. Caroline Pukall, and Georgia Kersche
Dr. Caroline Pukall (she/her/elle)
Dr. Pukall is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Sexual Health and Professor of Psychology, Director of the Sexual Health Research Laboratory, and Director of the Sex and Relationship Therapy Service in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on human sexuality, specifically vulvodynia and other genitopelvic dysesthesias, as well as sexual arousal, sexual communication, and diverse relationships. Much of her research focuses on sexual and gender/sex minorities to increase representation of these historically marginalized groups in sexual health research.
Jermaine Marshall (he/him, they/them)
Inclusion and Anti-racism Advisor, Human Rights and Equity Office, QU.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies and a Master of Arts in Social Justice and Equity Studies, Jermaine Marshall (he/they) joined the Queen’s Human Rights and Equity Office in 2021 as the Inclusion and Anti-Racism Advisor. His professional history includes extensive work in the field of intercultural communication, anti-racism and sexual violence prevention and response within secondary institutions. During their time at Brock University Jermaine headed several projects within the human rights office related to consent, intimacy and masculinity. All with the goal of supporting young men in navigating the complex realm of 21st century masculinity and contributing towards vital ongoing campus consent culture development.
Georgia Kersche (she/her)
Georgia is the External Educator at the Sexual Health Resource Centre at Queen's. She recently graduated with a degree in Life Sciences from Queen's, and is now a 2nd-year Master's student in the Translational Medicine program. She volunteered at the SHRC for over 4 years. During this time she promoted sexual health and wellness on campus by providing educational materials and workshops to campus and community groups on a range of topics. Her primary focus has been to improve sexual well-being by reducing financial and communications barriers to safer sex products and unbiased information, with the belief that knowledge is the best tool against biases and bigotry.
Rebecca Rappeport (she/her) - Panel Moderator
SVPR – Community Outreach and Student Support Worker
Acting as a central resource for education about sexual violence prevention and response, as well as a support for students who have been impacted by sexual violence, Rebecca brings with her more than ten years of community development expertise. After graduating with a B.A in International Development with a focus on Gender from the University of Guelph, Rebecca earned her M.A. in International Affairs from NPSIA where she focused her research on sexual violence and prevention in development contexts. Rebecca applies an intersectional, anti-oppressive lens to all her work, with previous experience in sexual violence prevention and research, directly supporting survivors of sexual violence, reproductive health, and as advocate for youth with disabilities. Rebecca hopes to bring her previous experience to her new role to work collaboratively towards a campus free from sexual violence.