Bishop’s University launches online reporting for campus sexual violence

Bishop’s University launches online reporting for campus sexual violence

Bishop’s University is pleased to announce that it has partnered with REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors) to make online reporting available to the campus community.

REES is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week centralized online reporting and information platform that provides increased options for students, staff, and faculty to report sexual violence.

REES includes multiple reporting options and critical information about resources and supports available both on campus and in the community.

“We are committed to preventing sexual violence and to removing barriers to reporting acts of sexual violence,” commented Michael Goldbloom, C.M., Principal and Vice-Chancelier at Bishop’s University. “REES is a survivor-centric tool that provides students with an additional reporting option. We encourage the members of our community to familiarize themselves with this new tool which will complement our policies and our support network.”

According to a 2019 Stats Canada Survey on Individual Safety in the Postsecondary Student Population, 71 percent of postsecondary students witnessed or experienced unwanted sexualized behaviours over the past year, yet less than one in ten spoke about what happened with someone associated with the school.

Bishop’s University is the first post-secondary institution in Quebec to adopt REES and joins Mount Allison University, St. Francis Xavier University, University of Windsor, the University of Winnipeg, and Okanagan College, and others in implementing REES.


Media Requests:
Sonia Patenaude
Manager of Communications
Bishop’s University

Contact REES:
Mary Lobson
Founder & CEO
REES Technology Group Inc.