A New Way to Say Welcome

By Maroon & White | fall 2014

For new and returning students, the university’s redesigned Welcome Week offered a variety of fun-filled activities that reflect Saint Mary’s values and culture. Galvanized by the events of last fall, Saint Mary’s has made a commitment to prevent sexual violence and promote a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning and working environment. To this end, the university is developing on-line safety modules, providing bystander training, and hosting information sessions throughout the academic year. “There is clear evidence that this issue is being given the serious attention that it deserves and that Saint Mary’s is taking a leadership role,” says Wayne Mackay, a Dalhousie Law professor who chaired a council established by Saint Mary’s President, Dr. J. Colin Dodds, to provide recommendations to foster cultural change.

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