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How University of Ottawa is relaunching men's hockey team after sexual assault scandal

Media Date: 28/07/2015
Type of Media: newspaper
Name of Media: Yahoo! Sports

Interviewer: Neate Sager

Interviewee: Julie S. Lalonde Role: Public educator, Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres

Article Information

Background In 2014, the University of Ottawa suspended its hockey team as a result of a sexual assault by its members.
Reason The university has announced that the team will be coming back.
Comment I really appreciate that a sports journalist (and media outlet) would focus on both the social implications of bringing the team back. It's encouraging to see people recognizing that the safety of students and the existence of a varsity team are linked.
Outcome It is yet to be seen how the new team will play out, but I'll be paying close attention.
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Keywords: University of Ottawa, rape culture, sexual assault, sports