Sexual Harassment in Academia and the Workplace

Evan JohnstonGeneral


A conference organized by the CUPE 3906 Political Action Committee

Date: March 17th, 2015
Time: 9 – 5pm
Location: MUSC 318


  • Rita Samson, Educational Officer with the Ontario Human Rights Commission


  • Dr Rachel McKinnon, philosophy professor and trans activist

Free lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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9:00 – 9:30: Registration and Introductions
Refreshments will be provided*

9:30 – 10:00: “Sexual Harassment in the Law: A Critique of Court Decisions”
Regina Taptich, McMaster University

10:00 – 10:30: “Embodied Practices of Consent”
Niomi Cherney, University of Toronto

10:30 – 11:00: “The Violent Injustice of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace”
Parisa Samet, Ryerson University

11:00 – 11:30: “Academic Sexual Harassment: A Symptom of Patriarchal Norms”
Beverly Anger and Natalie Zip, McMaster University

11:30 – 12:00: Panel: Sexual Harassment and the Experiences of Lesbian, Bi and Gender Nonconforming Women
Julia Emepy, McMaster University, Lynn , University of Toronto and Jyssika Russell, McMaster University

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch
Provided free of charge by the conference organizers*

1:00 – 2:00: “The Intimacy of Ideas: Why is Sexual Harassment and Assault so Common in Philosophy?”
Sarah Kizuk, York University

2:00 – 2:30: “At the End of this Seminar, Your Entrails Will Be On the Floor: On Taking and Giving (Sexual) Abuse in Philosophy”
Dr. Maria Kulp, Notre Dame of Maryland

2:30 – 3:30: “Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Academia”
Rita Samson, Public Education and Outreach Officer, Ontario Human Rights Commission

3:30 – 4:00: Break
Refreshments will be provided

4:00 – 5:00: Keynote: “Allies Behaving Badly”
Dr. Rachel McKinnon, Charleston College

If you have any questions, please contact the Political Action Committee at