U of T releases sexual violence education and prevention tool online

The University of Toronto (U of T) has launched an online sexual violence education and prevention training module for students, faculty and staff, according to a news release. The training tool is part of the university’s “commitment that all of its community members should be able to study, work and live in a campus environment that is free from sexual violence.” According to the Varsity, the U of T’s student paper, the module consists of a 40-minute video. The  video includes definitions of sexual violence, information on how to respond to someone who has disclosed an incident of sexual violence, as well as the types of support that the university offers. The module is only accessible to U of T students. While the […]

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Editorial: More CU staff training on sexual violence is essential

Over the past year, Carleton staff and students have been debating the changes to the university’s Sexual Violence Policy, but recent events have proven that the policy might only look good on paper.  Staff on campus must be sensitive to the issue of sexual violence as it is happening all across Ontario, including on our very own campus, with a Carleton student recently having gone public after allegedly being sexually assaulted in her dorm room over the summer.  Despite having a medical note, the student said she was unable to receive accommodation for her summer school courses. Faculty members at Carleton need to understand the importance and severity of a medical note, despite the fact that they do not have—and […]

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CUSA to review first aid practices after an incident on campus

A councillor with the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) is pushing for CUSA to get more first aid kits and training after an incident at the Womyn’s Centre on Feb. 17. Arts and social science councillor Ruth Lau-MacDonald said she saw a woman choking and called the Carleton University Emergency Student Response Team (CUSERT). She said CUSERT arrived, treated the individual and left. Then, 10 minutes later, the woman started showing signs of shock. “Shock is a physical reaction after a traumatic experience. It shakes people cold,” Lau-MacDonald said. She saw the woman “was getting progressively worse,” and that she was given “something to warm herself up.” Lau-MacDonald said she went to the CUSA office and Rooster’s Café to find […]

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Football team takes up yoga to improve

After a disappointing first season, Carleton’s football team is keen to improve, according to Ravens strength and conditioning coach Darrell Adams. This means thinking outside the box. Adams has the team doing yoga in addition to position drills, four weightlifting and two conditioning sessions each week. “I can’t speak for other teams but I can guarantee you that they’re not doing as much as we are,” Adams said. He attributed this to the Ravens “unparalleled” OUA coaching staff. With 68 players to train, he said the team’s off-season schedule is intense and “totally encompassing.” Although the image of the entire offensive line doing downward dog may seem comical, Adams said football players have been adding it to traditional training for […]

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Women’s basketball team gearing up for next season

Despite the first game of the 2014-15 season being months away, the Ravens women’s basketball team will need to work hard in the summer to continue its recent success, according to head coach Taffe Charles. The Ravens’ season ended early after a hard fought 75-70 double overtime loss to the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks at the Ravens Nest March 8. Charles said his team played well in its final game, but it echoed many of the other times in the season where they failed to contend with more experienced teams. “We had many opportunities to win,” he said. “I think that game was kind of a microcosm of our whole season. I think we did some really good things, […]

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