Topic: Health and safety

Overworked and isolated: the rising epidemic of loneliness in academia

Shutterstock Universities were created to be places where people learn and educate together. But a UK survey has found 46% of researchers […]

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What universities and colleges must do to promote mental health for graduate students

Sara did not expect much to come from her visit to the university’s counseling center, but she was concerned enough about the dark thoughts she’d been having that she decided to go anyway. As she sat in the waiting room after turning in the patient questionnaire, she thought: “It’s probably not a big deal. I’m probably overreacting.” But she wasn’t. After reviewing her screening survey, staff at the counseling center didn’t want her to leave without speaking to a therapist.

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University students aren’t reporting sexual assault, and new Australian guidelines don’t address why

Guidelines for how universities should respond to student sexual assault and sexual harassment released late last week fail to address the reason so many students don’t actually report their experiences. Nor do the guidelines, released by Universities Australia, address prevention of student sexual assault and harassment.

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Universities must tackle sexual violence on and off campus

A student-led campaign to end sexual violence at universities – Revolt Sexual Assault (RSA) – published the results of a national student […]

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Ensuring equity for LGBTQ Canadians on the road

  Some LGBTQ Canadians who travel for work may purchase an extra laptop or cell phone to ensure no personal photos or […]

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It’s never okay: Working together to end sexual violence and harassment on campus

By Premier Kathleen Wynne

The Ontario government has unveiled a new action plan to stop sexual violence and harassment.

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Community involvement and government leadership in challenging sexual violence on campus

By Gabrielle Ross-Marquette and Wendy Komiotis

The involvement of community-based organizations such as METRAC was key to the creation of Ontario’s new action plan on sexual violence.

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How faculty can help end sexual violence on campus

By Rebecca Godderis

What role can faculty play in addressing sexual violence on their campuses?

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Confronting sexual violence: A student activist’s perspective

By Carissa Taylor

A student activist shares her story of working to end sexual violence on campus.

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A galvanizing process: Unpacking Ontario’s new postsecondary sexual violence policies

By Dawn Moore

How is Ontario’s new action plan on sexual violence playing out on Ontario campuses?

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