Western frosh week features increased safety measures, care hubs

Western University and its student union are offering an overhauled version of orientation this year that includes new safety programming, training, and more in response to last year’s events and investigation. All 8,000 incoming first-years were required to take part in a mandatory gender-based sexual violence course before arriving on campus, orientation leaders took part in new training that covered topics such as anti-racism and mental health support, and orientation week featured “care hubs” around campus where students could access a variety of resources. ” The Canadian Press reports that student unions at universities like the University of Toronto and University of Ottawa also introduced new initiatives this year, such as requiring students to take part in consent workshops or partnering with survivor groups. Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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