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Asian Female

I definitely would think it’s a good thing

My grandparents - I think now, unlike in the past, people have been educated and everything and a lot of media have been talking about it. People keep opening up and talking about sexual violence and the sexual assaults going on, and making sure that the person, the criminal or whatever, gets punished. I think grandparents would love to know that our universities are providing such a thing because, in the past, we did not have universities, colleges or schools that are so good at dealing with all those things. Like, it's - it's a blessing to all of us and my grandparents and everything. Everyone who knows that we have these policies in our university, making our life easier. I definitely would think it's a good thing and they would react to it as a good thing.


  • Consider how a student's identities might affect their expectations and concerns when accessing supports following a sexual assault, or when involved in a sexual assault investigation.

  • Develop a one-page document for parents/guardians of students that highlights key policy points and links to sexual assault resources and supports available in Canada.

  • Describe possible legal and institutional consequences for respondents found to have engaged in sexual violence. Provide indication of the range of consequences likely to follow a range of policy violations.

  • Provide students with information about what can serve as evidence of sexual assault for the purposes of a university investigation. This information should appear in the policy itself and in educational materials about the policy.