Petition to Bishop's University, Michael Goldbloom
Revoke Albert Schultz's honorary degree from Bishop's University
Albert Schultz, artistic director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, resigned January 4th 2018 amid allegations of sexual harassment. Four actors experienced a culture of intimidation and sexual harassment over the period spanning 2000-2013. They report experiencing unwanted groping, harassment and sexual remarks in the workplace. During the same period these women experienced harassment, Schultz was granted an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree from Bishop’s University on May 30, 2009. South of the border, the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein recently had his honorary degree revoked by the University of Buffalo amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Bishop's University's values include community and excellence and its core academic competencies include ethical and moral reasoning. The allegations brought forth against Schultz indicate that he does not embody these values and competencies. Bishop's University should revoke Schultz's honorary degree to demonstrate their commitment to their values and to show support to the victims of his harassment. Please sign below to show your support.
Petition to Clint Hamilton, Michelle Peterson
Accountability for Sexual Harassment at University of Victoria Athletics Centre (CARSA)
Sexual harassment is a regular occurrence at CARSA, a university gym. For example, I've had men staring at me at the gym, looking me up and down, looking at and in between my legs, looking down my top, looking at my ass as I'm working out, and/or turning around to look at my ass when I walk by. Most of these men seem to come from outside the student community, and appear to prey on the young women who go to this gym. CARSA does not do anything about sexual harassment. When I told a sexual harasser to fuck off, my membership was suspended for a month by Michelle Peterson, Associate Director of CARSA, but he was free to go. Michelle Peterson has told me to phone Security when I'm sexually harassed. When I did, Security hesitated, stalled, and let this guy walk right out of the gym without even talking to him. In contrast, on a different occasion, another guy who watches me in the gym tried to intimidate me by calling Security on me, accusing me of taking photos of him in the gym. I did not take any photos. Security and Michelle Peterson both had no problem approaching me in the gym and asking to look through my phone to see if I had indeed taken photos of this creepy middle-aged white guy. I have been told by 4 different UVic Security guards that sexual harassment is not illegal, and if a guy does not touch me or talk to me, they would not even go talk to him. Two Security guards that came together told me that if I were to phone the police, the police would not do anything either because sexual harassment is not against the law. Let's make CARSA a safer and more comfortable place for women. Make CARSA accountable for the rampant, unregulated sexual harassment that occurs there. CARSA's solution was to make an even stricter dress code, which condones rape culture. The stricter dress code has not stopped sexual harassment from continuing. Sexual harassment needs to be addressed at CARSA, and the sexual harassers need to be punished, not the victims. http://www.martlet.ca/carsa-member-suspended-after-swearing-at-sexual-harassers/ http://www.martlet.ca/my-experiences-with-sexual-harassment-at-carsa/ https://womenscentreuvic.com/carsa/ http://www.martlet.ca/carsa-under-fire-after-harassment-complaints/