McGill is taking another step toward having a Sexual Violence Policy in place by the end of the calendar year, an objective Provost and Vice-Principal Academic Christopher Manfredi announced at Senate and Board of Governors last month.
Associate Provost (Policies, Procedures and Equity) Angela Campbell has begun circulating a draft of the policy to various groups on McGill’s campuses with a view to acquiring feedback before the policy proceeds to Senate next fall. The current draft is built upon the efforts of a student working group which, working with Dean of Students Andre Costopoulos, drove the process forward over the last couple of years.
“I want to thank the members of the student working group for their valuable contributions on this matter,” Manfredi said. “They have demonstrated how important the issue is for our community and they have pushed us hard to make sure this happens.
“The timing for the consultation isn’t exactly ideal, given that we’re now past the end of the academic year, but this is the beginning of a consultation that will continue into the fall, so all will have a chance to share their views,” Manfredi said. “If we want this to pass before the end of the year, we have to begin the consultation process now.”
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May 18, 2016