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Welcome to the Sexual Harassment Information Site

The Sexual Harassment Office of Memorial University of Newfoundland provides the latest information on sexual harassment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Like most progressive educational institutions, Memorial University has a Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedure and is committed to the creation of a campus environment that is respectful and inclusive - and thus free of sexual harassment.

The Sexual Harassment Policy, The University-Wide Procedures for Sexual Harassment Concerns and Complaints, and the availability of the Sexual Harassment Advisor, clearly indicate that sexual harassment will not be tolerated at Memorial University.

As students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the campus - this is our right.

If you want to learn more, please contact the Sexual Harassment Advisor at 864-2015 or the Sexual Harassment Office at 864-8199.

We are located in the Earth Sciences building, room ER-6039.


Sexual Harassment Office News

You Are Invited to Attend the December 6th Vigil

The Sexual Harassment Office and the Department of Gender Studies invite all students, staff and faculty of Memorial University and the members of St. John's and surrounding areas to attend the December 6th Vigil. For more information please click here.

Sexual Harassment Office Travels to Grenfell Campus for Orientation Week 2012

The Sexual Harassment Educator travelled to Grenfell Campus on September 6 and 7 to help welcome new and returning students to Grenfell Campus. The Educator hosted two education sessions for students and distributed 150 Sexual Harassment Office notebooks to students, faculty and staff with the Grenfell Campus Student Union.

The Sexual Harassment Office Creates NEW Brochures

The Sexual Harassment Office has created three new brochures for distribution:

1) Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

2) Sexual Harassment Information for Staff

3) Sexual Harassment and Stalking

The new brochures reflect important information from the Sexual Harassment Policy and University-Wide Procedures for Sexual Harassment Concerns and Complaints.

The Sexual Harassment Board Bids Farewell to Outgoing Chair and Elects New Chair

Cathy Morris, Advisor with the Sexual Harassment Office and members of the Sexual Harassment Board say farewell to Ms. Louise Webb, outgoing Chair. Ms. Webb represented NAPE 7850 on the board since 2006 and held the position of Chair since March of 2009. Ms. Webb retired from the Marine Institute in January 2012.

Ms. Webb was involved in the revision of Memorial's Procedures for Sexual Harassment. The board thanks Ms. Webb for her valuable contribution over the years.

The Board elected Dr. Brenda LeFrançois as the new Chair. Dr. LeFrançois is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. Dr. LeFrançois is one of the MUNFA representatives on the Board. "I am pleased to be serving the university community in this way" says Dr. LeFrançois.

 Board Members April 2012

Front row (left to right): Brenda LeFrançois, Chair of Board and MUNFA representative; Rhonda White, CUPE 1615; Cathy Morris, Advisor; Deborah Collis, Administration; Valerie Windsor, Secretary.

Back row (left to right): Craig Cramm, LUMUN; Steve Chafe, NAPE 7804; Frank Wall, NAPE 7801; Beverley Preston, NAPE 7801; Patrick Tyler, CUPE 1615; Michael Walsh, MUNSU.

Missing from photo: Gary Peddigrew, Administration; Sharon Warren, Community; Leigh Spanner, GSU; Martha Wells, LUMUN; Robert Kelly, MUNFA; Amber Haighway, MUNSU; Tracy O'Keefe, NAPE 7405; Penny Diamond, NAPE 7803; Paul Hammond, NAPE 7803; Kerry McDonald, NAPE 7850.

Report of the Sexual Harassment Office, 2007 - 2010

If you would like to learn more about the activities of the Sexual Harassment Office, the Report of the Sexual Harassment Office, 2007 - 2010 is now available online.


Sexual Harassment Office and Board Members, 2010-2011

Front row (left to right): Deborah Collis, Administration; Elizabeth McCormack, Educator; Dr. Gary Kachanoski, President and Vice-Chancellor; Cathy Morris, Advisor; Meghan McCarthy, MUNSU; Martha Wells, LUMUN.

Back row (left to right): Gary Peddigrew, Administration; Sharon Warren, Community; Louise Webb (Chair), NAPE 7850; Michael Walsh, MUNSU; Alejandro Chavez, TAUMUN; Georgia Skardasi, TAUMUN; Beverley Preston, NAPE 7801; Steve Chafe, NAPE 7804; Ken Hall, NAPE 7850.

Missing from Photo: Mariana Kroll, GSU; Saravana Rejendran, GSU; Amy Hannaford, MISU; Craig Cramm, LUMUN; Robert Kelly, MUNFA; Brenda LeFrançois, MUNFA; Tracey O’Keefe, NAPE 7405; Frank Wall, NAPE 7801; Penny Diamond, NAPE 7803; Mike Fewer, NAPE 7803

Board of Regents Adopts New Sexual Harassment Policy

(NEWSLINE) At its meeting on Dec. 9, 2010, the Board of Regents adopted a new Sexual Harassment Policy. This policy has been posted to the university's policy website at and comes into effect immediately. The University-Wide Procedures for Sexual Harassment Concerns and Complaints is a companion document to the policy and are also effective immediately. The associated implementation and communication plans for the policy are being executed.