January 29, 2015
University of Ottawa President Alan Rock reveals findings from a task force report to combat sexual violence on campus.
Two high-profile sex scandals have prompted the University of Ottawa to adopt 11 new recommendations put forward by a Task Force on Respect and Equality to make the school a “beacon” when it comes to tackling sexual violence.
The move sets the school apart from other universities in the country, according to executive director of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women Erin Leigh.
“The senior administration commitment and resources and engagement with students and community partners really sets it apart,” said Leigh. “To have the President of the university say this is a priority, do something, that is special.”
Leigh said she was impressed with how comprehensive the report was, with plans to introduce courses on rape culture and the commitment to senior administration training and having resources readily available. She also found it useful that the report surveyed 1,088 students, more than two-thirds of whom were women.
“What we see here is a strong commitment from senior administration with very concrete action and resources to support that action.”
UOttawa President Alan Rock presented the findings of a report that looked at sexual violence and rape culture at the school – a report prompted by a leaked Facebook page in February of last year that detailed sexually graphic banter about the head of the student union.
A month later, the University suspended the men’s hockey program amid sexual assault allegations stemming from the team’s trip to Thunder Bay last year. Two of the team’s players were later charged with sexual assault.
“We’re not the only ones who have issues of sexualized violence, we’re not the only campus, we’re not the only institution. Look around us,” Rock said during a Thursday morning press conference. “The question is, what do you do about it? We’re doing something about it, something meaningful. I’m happy to have our reputation determined from that perspective.”
The report, which followed a nine-month investigation, recommends everything from the university creating an action team to respond promptly to allegations, implementing a new sexual violence policy and making sex assault stats public.
While the report does take the issue seriously, Leigh did note that it was a reaction to two scandals that tainted the school last year. She wants to see other universities take a proactive approach to rape culture.
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens CentreAlan Rock represents one of the most outrageous examples of promotion of hatred towards men in Canada.
Ontario's Fascist Government Program of promoting murder and violence
by women towards men is no better exemplified by Ottawa's most outragious insult
to justice than
Crown Attorney TARA DOBEC.
You see, Tara Dobec "Stays charges" when faced with incontrovertible evidence of violence by women towards children and partners.
Tara Dobec recently overrode a decision by another Crown Attorney to charge a mother with death threats and assault for some 55 assaults in just one day.
The evidence was numerous photographs taken by doctors, medical reports, reports to lawyers and digitial audio recordings of ALL the assaults with the mother describing why he deserved absolute cruelty and why she wanted to cause him pain and suffering.
Tara Dobec is effectively one of the worst child abusers in Canada. She is entrusted to serve and protect and acts like a operator of a gas chamber at a concentration camp with about the same level of empathy and compassion.
The very worst Domestic Terrorists are not members of ISIS but of the Attorney General's department of Ontario that operates like Himler's SS, in promoting murder and violence against one gender, 50% of the population simply to satisfy
Ontario's Fascist Ideas of Gender Superiority.
Tara Dobec also stays charges against the most vile of child abusers like
Marguerite Isobel Lewis, an Ottawa CAS lawyer who personally fabricates evidence
to abuse children to remove them from male victims of domestic violence and to place them with the most violent of females.
Our justice system is akin to that operated by the Gestapo, which is the name that local lawyers use when referring to the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa.
Ottawa Mens Centre
Alan Rock makes many fathers and males in Canada want to puke.
The University of Ottawa is one of the most blatant promoters of murder and violence
by women towards men and advises them to claim to be victims.
That's Ontario and its one of the reasons why Ottawa is a very dangerous place for fathers and a very high probability of fathers being victims of endless domestic violence.
Thanks now, in part to Alan Rock.
Ottawa Mens Centre
----- --The University of Ottawa has incredible power.