Our Turn publishes national action plan against sexual violence

Our Turn, a student-led initiative to end sexual violence on campus, launched a National Action Plan on Oct. 11 from McGill University’s campus, according to a press release. The National Action Plan lays out a list of principles that student unions can adopt to prevent sexual violence, support survivors, and advocate for change on their campuses, according to the document. The plan, according to the release, was created by three Carleton University students along with the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). The action plan also includes scores for sexual violence policies from 14 school across the country, almost half of which failed to score higher than a ‘C’ grade. According to the document, the policies are graded on a […]

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Let’s talk about sex, baby: RRRA hosts Sex Week

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) educated students on sex positivity at its Sex Week events held from Oct. 2-6. Brittany Galler, the vice president (programming) of RRRA and co-ordinator for the awareness week, said its aim was to have an interactive and friendly discussion about topics related to sex, such as sexuality and consent, in a non-judgmental environment. “Studies have shown that the first few months of university are critical, statistically speaking, for occurrences of sexual violence. Because of the high sexual violence rates at this time of the year, it is extremely important to have events such as this one to promote consent culture, safe sex, and healthy relationships,” Galler said. Venus Envy, an award-winning sex shop and […]

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The Next Step slate aims to focus on long-term plans for RRRA

After winning the 2017-18 Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) elections following the disqualification of Fresh RRRA slate, members of The Next Step slate said they feel confident and still deserving of the win. Hyder Naqvi, the incumbent RRRA president, said all students are at Carleton to learn from their mistakes.   “[A] part of learning is making mistakes and we must be respectful to the people that make them,” he said. The Next Step’s win will see Naqvi return for a second term as RRRA president, while Jacob Howell will serve as the vice-president (administration) and Brittany Galler as vice-president (programming). Fresh RRRA received the most votes in the election, 405 votes, but was disqualified the day before voting after […]

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