Sex and Gender on Campus

The Office of the Dean of Students at Victoria University in the University of Toronto will be hosting a new conference, Sex and Gender on Campus on Friday, November 24th from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM in Alumni Hall, Victoria College.

We hope that you will join us for a call to conversation on sexual and gender-based violence, sex and gender diversity, language, intersections with other pressing social justice issues, campus culture and many other important topics.


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Sex & Gender on Campus Conference Schedule- November 24, 2017




Coffee, tea, and light breakfast


Victoria College



Welcome & Opening Remarks


Kelley Castle, Dean of Students, Victoria University

William Robins, President, Victoria University



Welcome from the

Victoria University Students’ Administrative Council (VUSAC)


Sayeh Yousefi, VUSAC Chair

Shailee Koranne, VUSAC Equity Commissioner



Keynote Address


Professor Brenda Cossman, Faculty of Law and Director of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto

Alumni Hall, Victoria College



Refreshment Break




Ask, Listen, Talk Panel Discussion


Jason Garcia, VP Student Life, MacEwan University Students’ Association, Edmonton Alberta; Panelist, Public Panel and Conversation on Campus Sexual Violence


Tamsyn Riddle, Student, University of Toronto and Organizer of Silence is Violence Collective, University of Toronto


Jiaqing Wilson-Yang, Specialist, Specialist, Consent Comes First, Sexual Violence Education and Support Centre,

Ryerson University

Alumni Hall




Alumni Hall & Foyer



Campus Climate and Culture Panel Discussion


Dr. Alison Burgess, Sexual & Gender Diversity Officer, University of Toronto, and Steering Committee Member, Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto


Grace McDonell, Student, Thompson Rivers University Law School, Kamloops, British Columbia;Vice-President of the TRU OUTlaws; Advocate and Approved Intervenor in Trinity Western University’s Supreme Court Case


Hannah Kurchik, Student of Social Work, Ryerson University; Toronto Police Service (TPS) Researcher; Presenter to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Alumni Hall



Keynote Address


Farrah Khan, Sexual Violence Support and Education Coordinator at Ryerson University and Co-Chair of the Ontario Provincial Rountable on Violence Against Women

Alumni Hall



Celebration of Change and Networking Reception







FREE - Lunch and refreshments are included.

Note: All personal information will be kept confidential and is for the sole purpose of conference registration.

We hope you will join us for our conference. Please contact Meghan Junke at and 416-585-4528 if you have any questions.


Current Students