Task Force on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence

Task Force mandate

The mandate of the Task Force was to consult the Concordia University community about issues and concerns with processes, procedures and policies related to sexual misconduct and sexual violence and the personal and professional boundaries in sexual and romantic relationships between and among faculty, staff and students and to develop recommendations and establish priorities for the university based on these consultations.


March 2018 ­– June 2018

Progress update

Consultation opportunities

We reached out to the entire Concordia community with a variety of opportunities to provide input and suggestions. These opportunities are outlined below.

Task Force members

  • Heather Adams-Robinette, Director, Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies Sector
  • Richard Bernier, Faculty and Instructional Affairs Coordinator, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Theresa Bianco, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Fabienne Cyrius, Part-time Professor, John Molson School of Business
  • Madeleine Féquière, Corporate Credit Chief, Domtar (External member)
  • Massoumeh Hashemi, MA, Film Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Vahid Khorasani Ghassab, PhD, Information and Systems Engineering, Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Undergraduate student, BA, English, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Sharon Yonan Renold, BA, Journalism, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Lisa Ostiguy, Deputy Provost (Chair)
  • Nadia Hardy, Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations (Vice-Chair)
  • Melodie Sullivan, Senior Legal Counsel (Vice-Chair)

Task Force support staff

  • Barbara Henchey, Director, Office of the Dean, John Molson School of Business (Task Force Report Writer)
  • Enza De Cubellis, Director, University Secretariat (Task Force Coordinator)
  • James Roach, Senior Communications Advisor, University Communications Services (Task Force Communications Advisor)

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