Held at the Alumni Auditorium, CAW Student Centre, University of Windsor.

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Thursday, June 13th
8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Indigenous Opening Ceremony

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM


Gerri General, St. Clair College

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM


Douglas Kneale, University of Windsor

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Keynote A: Current Legal Responses to Violence Against Women: Struggles in Feminist Law Reform

Dr. Elizabeth Sheehy, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Session 1: Partner Assault Response (PAR) Programs for Women: An Ethical Dilemma

Joachim Ostertag, Canadian Mental Health Association - Grey Bruce
Bernice Connell, Women's House Serving Bruce and Grey Counties

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Session 1: Workplace Sexual Violence, Harassment and Domestic Violence: An Uneven Journey to Legislation, Policy and Practice.

Barb MacQuarrie, Western University
Mandy Bonisteel, George Brown College

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Keynote B: Shock and Awe: Danger Trauma-informed Practices Ahead

Dr. Natalie Clark, School of Social Work, Thompson Rivers University

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM


12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

1:15 PM

Keynote C: Panel: Hear Our Voices: A Call to Action for Survivor-Activists Everywhere

Eva Kratochvil, Social Justice Activist, Hiatus House
Dr. Patti Fritz (Moderator), University of Windsor

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Keynote C: Panel: Meaningful Inclusion of Women Survivors

Nneka MacGregor, WomenatthecentrE
Dr. Patti Fritz (Moderator), University of Windsor

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Keynote C: Panel: Men as Allies in the Fight to End Violence Against Women

Jermal Alleyne, NextGenMen
Dr. Patti Fritz (Moderator), University of Windsor

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM


2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM

Session 2: Cyber Sexual Aggression within Intimate Partner Aggression: Effects on Young Women

Samantha Daskaluk, University of Windsor
Patti Fritz, University of Windsor
Kathleen Wilson, University of Windsor

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Session 2: Expanding the Dialogue: Increasing Awareness of Violence Towards Transgender Women to Highlight the Need for Inclusion in Research, Policy, and Practice

Nicolas Meade, Nova Southeastern University
Emily Salivar, Nova Southeastern University

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Session 2: Grad Panel: Intimate Partner Sexual Violence Among University Students: What Does it Look Like and How is it Constructed and Supported?

Nicole Jeffrey, University of Guelph
Paula Barata, University of Guelph
Dr. Betty Barrett (moderator), University of Windsor

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Session 2: Online Social Influences and Men’s Acceptance of Violence Against Women

Brianna Wilson, University of Guelph

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Summary of Day 1 / Instructions for evening film viewing

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM