Brandon University’s Board of Governors has voted to adopt a new Violence Prevention Policy. The policy change is being made to address the length of the Respectful Environmental Policy, which addressed issues related to harassment, discrimination, sexual violence, and workplace violence. The former policy could reportedly be difficult for those in crisis to navigate because of its length and complexity. A dedicated policy now defines and addresses workplace violence and outlines how it can apply to violent incidents that occur in the workplace, as well as those that take place outside of normal working hours or off-site. BrandonU is also developing an online training program on the new framework for employees.