Canadian Symposium on Sexual Violence in Post-Secondary Education Institutions

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30 May 2018, 9:00 AM – 31 May 2018, 5:00 PM.

30 May 2018, 9:00 AM
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In the spirit of collaboration, the ESSIMU and IMPACTS teams announce the first bilingual and multi-disciplinary Canadian symposium on sexual violence in post-secondary institutions. The event will take place on May 30th and 31th, 2018 at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Our aim is to disseminate knowledge and evidence-based practices from the research community to guide the development, implementation and evaluation of institutional policies and preventative measures by post-secondary education institutions.

Given the recent research on sexual violence in post-secondary institutions, several highly publicized events on sexual violence within the last few years, and the political mobilization currently underway in Canada, this is the perfect timing for this symposium. Sexual violence in post-secondary institutions is a grave public issue and this symposium represents an unprecedented opportunity to bring together diverse group of researchers and social actors concerned by this issue to guide the actions of higher education institutions, political authorities, researchers, organizations, college and university groups college and students. The symposium appears as innovative and promising in terms of scientific research and will benefits professionals who works in this field.   

The symposium will address challenges for research, intervention and institutional responses. These challenges include:

  1. Sexual violence conceptualization
  2. Legal issues inherent in institutional management
  3. Implementation of preventive practices
  4. Intervention with people who identify as sexual and gender diversity
  5. Institutional response in regards to their responsibilities
  6. Arts and popular culture in the (re)production and resistance to the rape culture
  7. Challenges facing News Media and Social Media

Program focused on dialogue and intervention

The symposium will feature panel discussions, 5 conferences, 8 workshops, totaling 16 oral presentations, a scientific poster session, and booths showcasing practice initiatives such as new programs, outreach tools, etc. The workshops will be designed to help identify research perspectives and avenues for intervention. The second day will conclude with a synthesis activity based on the « World Café » model, an interactive facilitation method that helps generate constructive dialogue and the participation of everyone. The activity allows participants to exchange their ideas by circulating among several small groups. The discussions will be oriented towards the action priorities in research and intervention. The symposium will bring together 17 researchers recognized for their work in the area of sexual violence in post-secondary institutions from 6 Canadian provinces, as well as 12 students, 3 representatives of practice community and 2 students organisations.

A collaboratively organized symposium 

This first Canadian symposium on sexual violence in post-secondary institutions concretises a recent collaboration between two large research projects. Under the leadership of Manon Bergeron (UQAM), the Enquête Sexualité, Sécurité et Interaction en Milieu Universitaire : Ce qu’en disent étudiantes, enseignantes et employées (ESSIMU) team is comprised of 12 researchers across 6 Québec universities, the Regroupement québécois des CALACS (the Quebec Coalition of Sexual Assault Centres) and the Service aux collectivités of UQAM. Under the leadership of Shaheen Shariff (McGill), the IMPACTS project: Collaborations to Address Sexual Violence on Campus is a collaboration of 22 researchers from 12 universities (including 10 Canadian universities, 1 university in the UK and 1 in the U.S.) as well as 1 college, and 12 community organizations and media corporations.

The scientific committee :

  • Manon Bergeron, Principal researcher of the ESSIMU project, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Shaheen Shariff, Principal researcher of the IMPACTS project, McGill University
  • Martine Hébert, Coresearcher of the ESSIMU project, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Isabelle Daigneault, Coresearcher of the ESSIMU project, Université de Montréal
  • Geneviève Paquette, Coresearcher of the ESSIMU project, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Simon Lapierre, Collaborator, ESSIMU project, Université d’Ottawa
  • Lyne Kurtzman, Responsible for the Relais-femmes Protocol, Service aux collectivités, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Marlihan Lopez, Liaison Agent, Regroupement québécois des CALACS
  • Sandrine Ricci, Coresearcher of the ESSIMU project, PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Chloe Garcia, IMPACTS project, PhD Candidate in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University
  • Lara El Challah, Coordinator of the IMPACTS project, McGill University
  • Geneviève Brodeur, Coordinator of the Symposium, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Marily Julien, Cocoordinator of the Symposium, Master Candidate in the Department of Sexology, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Catherine Rousseau, Coordinator of the ESSIMU project, Master Candidate in the Department of Sexology, Université du Québec à Montréal

The coordination committee :

  • Manon Bergeron, Principal researcher of the ESSIMU project, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Geneviève Brodeur, Coordinator of the Symposium, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Lara El Challah, Coordinator of the IMPACTS project, McGill University
  • Chloe Garcia, IMPACTS project, PhD Candidate in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University
  • Marily Julien, Cocoordinator of the Symposium, Master Candidate in the Department of Sexology, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Mélanie St Hilaire, Coordinator of the EVISSA team, Université du Québec à Montréal

About
Canadian Symposium on Sexual Violence in Post-Secondary Education Institutions

Event Starts: 30 May 2018, 9:00 AM
Event Ends: 31 May 2018, 5:00 PM

Event Location:
UQAM