As an answer to Quebec's new requirements for sexual violence prevention, McGill University has developed its online course which will be mandatory for all students and staff. The law countering sexual violence on campus was passed in December 2017, after a series of sexual assaults were reported at the student residences at Université Laval in Quebec City. Colleges, universities, law schools and police academies were required to adopt their own sexual violence policies by Jan. 1, and have them in effect by Sept. 1.
McGill decided a mandatory online course was necessary. "Because our campus is so broad and so big, the most effective way to reach everybody in a timely way was through online education modules," said Angela Campbell, the associate provost of Equity and Academic Policies.