Events Calendar


Title: Lunch & Learn - Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Act (Bill15)
Description: Staff Session 12 - 1 pm on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Faculty Session 12:30 - 1:20 pm on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

For human rights concerns, the Human Rights & Diversity Office
(HRDO) is a confidential resource that is available to all members of
the University for Winnipeg community and it administers the
Respectful Working & Learning Environment Policy (RWLE). At
present, complaints in regard to sexual harassment are managed under
the RWLE Policy. However, The University of Winnipeg plans to have a
standalone policy in place as required by Bill 15. The Sexual Violence
Awareness and Prevention Act (better known as Bill 15) was tabled by
the Manitoba government in October 2016 and was proclaimed on April
28th of this year by the Honourable Ian Wishart, Minister of Education
and Training.
This lunch & learn training module (LLT) is intended to provide a
baseline understanding on how sexual harassment complaints are
currently dealt with under the RWLE, as well as a detailed overview of
Bill 15 and the planned consultations process toward development of a
standalone policy. It will also provide a brief overview of the Sexual
Misconduct Protocol which currently applies only to students. It will
1) How sexual harassment complaints are dealt with by the Human Rights
& Diversity office?
2) How the Sexual Misconduct Protocol and the RWLE currently intersect
in regard to student complaints?
3) What will be the requirements for dealing with sexual
harassment/violence under Bill 15?
4) How you may come forward with complaint of sexual
harassment/violence to the Human Rights & Diversity Officer?

This LLT uses a plain English language approach to help provide you
with statistical data on sexual harassment/violence within the
Canadian higher education landscape and an overview of legislation now
in place in Ontario and British Columbia.

Enrolment is limited to the first 20 who register. To register for
this LLT, please contact Erin McCarthy at:
When: May 30, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: 4CM41
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
Contact: Erin McCarthy
RSVP: Monday, May 29
Category: Other
Audience: For Faculty and Staff