Brief Submitted as part of the Consultations on Campus Sexual Violence


Sexual violence is a serious problem in Quebec: the limited data collected on the subject each year clearly demonstrates the seriousness of this issue. Unfortunately, universities are no exception. Like many other social environments, universities reproduce the same dynamics and norms found throughout Quebec society. University campuses are also characterized as being more or less closed social environments, with all of the attendant advantages and disadvantages. One advantage is that the respect of certain baseline norms can sometimes be more easily ensured by all of the social actors composing it. It’s also easier to observe, quantify, analyze, and control such norms. Nonetheless, it goes without saying that enacting a culture change requires a long-term commitment.

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Publié le06/03/2017
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