Provincial Legislative Framework for Investigations in the University Context

  • May 14, 2019

This meeting was held at 12:30 PM at Clark Wilson in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Guest Speakers

CJ Rowe - Simon Fraser University, Director, Sexual Violence Support and Prevention Office


For nearly twenty years CJ has worked with organizations, lobbying, developing educational campaigns and research projects to critically engaging with such issues as marriage equality, transgender justice, LGBTQ2S youth leadership, violence prevention, and trauma-informed services. CJ is a genderqueer butch currently living and working on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Kwikwetlem Nations. CJ holds a Ph.D. in Education from UBC, an MA in Legal Studies from Carleton University and a BA in Sociology from Acadia University. Presently, CJ is the Director of Simon Fraser University’s Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office where they work with a team to support individuals impacted by sexual violence and sexual misconduct, develop sexual violence intervention and prevention educational campaigns, learning opportunities and initiatives and works closely with the University to implement and operationalize policy.

CJ presented to the Workplace Investigations Section on the provincial legislative framework for investigations in the university context and SFU’s sexual assault policy, generally. CJ highlighted some challenges post-secondary institutions are experiencing as they implement sexual assault policies and investigation procedures and finally, CJ shared some of their thoughts on where post-secondary institutions may go from here, drawing from their experience as a co-chair on a Federal Advisory Committee tasked with creating a national framework to address gender-based violence at post-secondary institutions.  


Duration of meeting was 1.0 hour. Of this, 1.0 hour can be counted towards CPD.