Western responds to interim recommendations on gender-based, sexual violence

Western University has accepted the four interim recommendations regarding gender-based and sexual violence provided by an action committee. Western will be providing new students with information about the institution’s stance on gender-based and sexual violence and requiring them to complete training before they arrive on campus. Western will also develop a new process for hiring and training upper-year students who provide guidance to first-year students, creating an enhanced staffing model that will support staff working in student residences, and hiring at least one more support case manager and one more prevention and education coordinator. “We are looking forward to the final report from the committee in the spring and the report from the independent reviewers,” said Western’s acting president Sarah Prichard. Globe and Mail| Global News| Sarnia This Week Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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