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Honours BSW Student Awarded Clarke Advocacy and Active Citizenship Prize

Maddie Brockbank, an Honours BSW student, has been selected to receive the Clarke Advocacy and Active Citizenship Prize through the Office of Experiential Education. A USRA recipient in 2017/2018, Maddie’s research continues with a focus on engaging men as allies in sexual violence prevention.

Mar 28, 2018

Established in 2014, the Ryan and Leanne Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Leadership reward distinguished advocacy demonstrated by students who are advocating, or wish to advocate for, some type of meaningful social and/or political change. Financial prizes are awarded to the top three campaign proposals and you can find more information by visiting the Office of Experiential Education website

Here's a snapshot of Maddie's project: 

This project advocates for improved support surrounding sexual violence prevention on campus and seeks greater integration of engaging male students and faculty in dialogue surrounding the issue. By inviting a male speaker with expertise in sexual violence prevention, consent, and its intersection with masculinity to present to young men on campus, I hope that this will engage men as allies, providing more opportunity for them to articulate their experiences, questions, and concerns regarding their role in prevention and allyship.

This project will involve an on-campus event in the fall of 2018 involving a presentation or workshop to male-identified students and faculty regarding sexual violence, masculinity, consent, and allyship. This event will be supported by SACHA and the Sexual Violence and Response Coordinator, Meaghan Ross.  More information will be posted when available!  

Congratulations, Maddie!  We look forward to your work to come!