A recently obtained ATIPP request reveals the number of sexual harassment complaints filed at Memorial University’s sexual harassment office, broken down per year between September 2010 and March 23, 2016. It includes whether each complaint led to a formal investigation and, if so, whether the university president determined if sexual harassment had occurred or not. See ATIPP below:

ATIPP – #008-06-16-16
April 19th, 2016

Sexual Harassment Complaints*

  Period Covering    Formal Complaints  Formal Investigations  Findings
September 1st, 2010111 (Y)
2011222 (N)
2012333 (Y)
2013441 (Y) 3 (N)
2014885 (Y) 3 (N)
2015222 (Y)
March 23rd, 201600N/A

*a concern about sexual harassment becomes a formal complaint when the individual instructs the Advisor to use the Sexual Harassment
Procedure for Lodging a Formal Compliant of sexual harassment http://www.mun.ca/policy/site/procedure.php?id=348

Matt Barter is a fourth-year student in the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. He enjoys reading thought-provoking articles, walks in nature, and volunteering in the community.


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