Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children
National survey focuses on workplace sexual harassment and violence

National survey focuses on workplace sexual harassment and violence

A new national survey will examine workers’ experiences of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace. The Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) at Western University, the University of Toronto and the Canadian Labour...

Royal Society celebrates Western scholars

Royal Society celebrates Western scholars

Four Western researchers were named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), commonly recognized as the country’s top honour in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Remember 30: Needed company of men

Remember 30: Needed company of men

After the Montreal Massacre, the Canadian government appointed a nine person Panel on Violence Against Women to travel across the country and capture the depth of the issues and recommendations for change. I was fortunate to be the only man on the panel with eight distinguished women who had a history of advocacy on this issue in their jurisdiction.

Remember 30: Recognizing signs

Remember 30: Recognizing signs

As women, we’ve always been aware of the complex risks of being a woman in society, risks that too often include living and working in places where sexual harassment is pervasive and almost normalized.

Survey eyes costs of partner violence in workplace

Survey eyes costs of partner violence in workplace

Starting Nov. 25, Western community members will be able to participate in a university-led academic survey, ‘Intimate partner violence and its financial costs,’ that hopes to determine the extent to which intimate-partner violence impacts survivors, perpetrators and witnesses at the university workplace.

Projects eyes domestic homicide risk factors

Projects eyes domestic homicide risk factors

Researchers with a Western-led study are now looking to speak with 200 survivors and families and friends of those who were killed, as part of a new study for the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative for Vulnerable Populations to understand risk factors and patterns of domestic violence.

Education evolution moves faculty to new levels

Education evolution moves faculty to new levels

In less than a decade, Dean Vicki Schwean and her colleagues have transformed the Faculty of Education, overseeing its evolution from a “teacher’s college” into a fully formed, financially autonomous research faculty that offers innovative academic and professional training in Canada and beyond.

Backed program targets domestic violence

Backed program targets domestic violence

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) at the Faculty of Education has received $2.088 million to develop training for federally regulated workers to recognize and respond to domestic violence in the workplace.

Plaques honour research, advocacy legacy

Plaques honour research, advocacy legacy

The past continues to be on display across campus as the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) and Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel were unveiled this week as the latest heritage plaques celebrating significant research-related moments in the university’s history.

Remembering the Montreal 14

Remembering the Montreal 14

Students, faculty and staff gathered solemnly at different places on campus Thursday to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Leave offers hope for domestic violence victims

Leave offers hope for domestic violence victims

As the federal government moves towards consultations on a benefit that would allow survivors of domestic violence to take paid leave from work, Barb MacQuarrie sees a paradigm shift she knows is crucial to supporting survivors.

University takes lead in provincial plan

University takes lead in provincial plan

For Barb MacQuarrie, universities and colleges are “a big ship to turn” when it comes to how they address issues of sexual violence and harassment.

Violence prevention campaign honoured

The Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) recently won a top honour in the fourth annual Avon Global Communications Awards, which recognize outstanding communications campaigns designed to help end violence against women....

Study eyes domestic violence’s impact outside the home

The effects of domestic violence are not just felt inside the home, said Nadine Wathen, a professor at Western’s Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS). Much of it spills into the workplace and places unprecedented demands on employers.