UWaterloo holds community forums in wake of attack, students call for better campus security


The University of Waterloo recently hosted two community forums to discuss how to move forward after the recent attack. While some faculty members felt like the forums addressed their concerns, some students, such software engineering student Arnav Gupta, felt that the forum could have included more student input and information gathering. Waterloo Associate VP of Communications Nick Manning said that creating a plan of action will take time. “We need to continue to talk to one another, and listen to our students and find ways ahead that make sense to them,” he said Manning. CTV News reports that student groups such as the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance have called for action, with OUSA calling on Ontario to introduce changes for the sector such as creating a formal gender-based violence prevention framework, mandating regular safety audits, and developing training for campus security.

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