The Department of Drama and Speech Communication, the Equity Office, and the Special Adviser to the President-Women’s and Gender Issues, are pleased to announce a panel discussion addressing gendered violence, with specific attention to institutional challenges and UWaterloo’s response.
With moderation by Jennifer S. Simpson, Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication, the panelists include:
- Constance Backhouse, Professor and University Research Chair on the Sexual Assault Legislation in Canada, University of Ottawa
- Ian Orchard, Vice President Academic and Provost, UWaterloo
- Chris Read, Associate Provost, Students, UWaterloo
- Sarah Wiley, Vice President, Education, Federation of Students (FEDS)
All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Guests will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about this important issue and its impact on the lives of University community members.
Related: University and community members are also invited to a performance of Unconscious Curriculum: Rape Culture on Campus presented by the Theatre and Performance program in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication. There will be a performance following the panel on March 23rd at 7:00 pm, as well as on March 16, 17, and 18 at 8:00 pm, and on March 19 at 2:00 pm. All performances will take place in the Theatre of the Arts in the Modern Languages building.