Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Tuesday, May 27 3:30pm-5:00pm Vallee-499

Primary Session Category: Gender and Sexuality
Session Code: GS1
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: Statistics show that at least one in four women attending college or university will be sexually assaulted by the time they graduate. Recent incidents of the so-called Y-O-U-N-G orientation cheer at St. Mary’s University and University of British Columbia, and ongoing evidence from other Canadian universities, point to a widespread systemic culture of rape, casual intimidation and trivializing of rape on Canadian campuses. The purpose of this session is to discuss the causes and consequences of sexual assault on campuses and to envision concrete proposals for its amelioration. The session invites both empirical and theoretical papers that address topics such as a) systemic causes and prevailing myths and misconceptions of sexual assault; b) contexts and correlates of sexual assault on campus, ranging from drugs and alcohol, varsity sport, and intersections of sexism, racism, and homophobia; and c) institutional responses to sexual assault and community and campus activism as transformative potentials.

Session Organizers:
Elizabeth Quinlan, University of Saskatchewan, Sociology,
Andrea Quinlan, Lakehead University, Interdisciplinary Studies
Curtis Fogel, Lakehead University, Interdisciplinary Studies



1.     Natasha Miller, Elizabeth Quinlan

Sexual Assault on Campus: A Socio-historical Discourse Analysis

2.     Curtis Fogel, Sarah McCullough 

 Sexual Violence in University and College Sport in Canada

3.     Andrea Quinlan, Jessica Woollings 

On-Campus Sexual Violence: A Critical Analysis of Post-Secondary Policies and Procedures

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