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Panel on sexist chant at Saint Mary's University to release findings

Wayne MacKay, right, head of a panel formed after a frosh week chant at Saint Mary's University that glorified sexual assault, chats with Colin Dodds, the university's president, as he released his report in Halifax on Thursday, Dec.19, 2013. The report makes recommendations dealing with a cultural change to prevent sexual violence and encourage respectful behaviour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
December 19, 2013 - 1:00 AM

HALIFAX - A panel looking at ways to prevent sexual violence and promote respectful behaviour at Saint Mary's University releases its findings today.

University president Colin Dodds appointed the panel in the aftermath of a frosh week chant that glorified the sexual assault of young girls.

Dr. Wayne MacKay, a professor at Dalhousie's Schulich School of Law and an expert in cyber-bullying issues, is leading the council.

He heads a team of five women and three men who consulted with students, faculty and alumni about ways to avoid future incidents.

Dodds announced the panel after a video surfaced on Instagram showing student leaders singing a chant about underage, non-consensual sex to about 400 new students at a frosh-week event.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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