The Canadian Press
HALIFAX — Saint Mary’s University has named the members of a special panel that will look at ways to prevent sexual harassment on its campus in Halifax.
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Saint Mary's University.
University president Colin Dodds says the panel will recommend ways to change the culture around the issue of sexual violence prevention.
Dr. Wayne MacKay, a professor at Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law and an expert in cyber-bullying issues, was appointed last week to lead the council.
It also includes Laurel Broten, a former Ontario politician who drafted that province’s sexual violence action plan; Marilyn More, an outgoing Nova Scotia cabinet minister; and a member of the women’s centre at Saint Mary’s.
The team of five women and three men is expected to produce its findings by mid-December after consulting with students, faculty and alumni.
Dodds announced the panel after a video surfaced on Instagram showing student leaders singing a chant about underage, non-consensual sex to about 400 new students at a frosh-week event.