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Monograph #1: Growing Together in Service.
W.A. Stewart, Director of Student Services, Simon Fraser University. November 1988 (English & French)
This monograph, "Growing Together In Service", is based on a presentation made by me to the Western Regional CACUSS Conference in Banff, Alberta, in 1987. That paper was modified and presented to the Canadian CACUSS Conference in Winnipeg in June, 1988. Many thanks go to Peggy Patterson at the University of Guelph for some very useful suggested revisions.
Monograph #2: Campus Crime: University Liability for Failure to Protect Its Students.
D.R.R. DuPlessis, Associate Professor of Business Law, UNB. April 1993 (English & French)
This paper reviews recent developments in the law of negligence as it may be applied to post secondary institutions and suggests measures that may be taken to prevent crime and to protect against potential liability. The purpose of this paper is to examine university tort liability for crime occurring on campus. In addition, this paper discusses measures universities should take to prevent crime and to protect against potential liability. There have been no cases as yet in Canada where the issue of university liability for on-campus crime has arisen; therefore, the direction that has been taken in some U.S. jurisdictions will be examined. Such an approach will give some indication of the extent to which Canadian courts are likely to extend liability in this area. As well, Canadian cases in analogous areas of the law such as police liability for failure to prevent crimes and landlord liability for crimes committed by third parties against tenants will be explored.
Monograph #3: Procedural Fairness for University and College Students.
Judy Murphy, September 2003 (English)
Judy Murphy has a Masters Degree in Social Work. She specializes in working with students with disabilities, is a certified Suicide Trainer with Living Works and is currently a sessional instructor in the Social Work Program at Mount Royal College and a private consultant. She worked as a counselor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for almost 20 years.
This monograph provides an introduction to the topic of suicide for front line responders in colleges and universities. This document provides practical guidelines on managing the risk of student suicide for all staff who encounter students in their day to day operations- including housing, admissions, athletics, registration staff. Ms. Murphy provides some background on the topic of suicide and its cultural perspectives. She describes the factors associated with student suicide within the post-secondary environment and the institutional policy challenges presented. The main focus of the monograph is the practical guide for natural helpers. This includes signs, resources, and interventions. Murphy presents a model for suicide risk reduction in the post-secondary community and recommendations for a broad response/support network.
Cheryl Rose, April 2006 (English)
Cheryl has a Masters Degree in Capacity Development; her studies and research have focused on student perspective on, and engagement in, civically committed activities. She has professional experience both within the non-profit sector and as a citizenship and leadership educator. Currently, in addition to being a sessional instructor of a community-based course at the University of Guelph, she directs the Canadian Association for Community Service-Learning.This monograph makes the case that universities and colleges have held and continue to hold a critically important role as institutional citizens in society, and that they must intentionally encourage post-secondary students towards active, engaged citizenship. It is intended as a resource to both advocate for, and offer practical assistance to, professional staff and faculty to design and implement effective educational practices which encourage civic leadership development in students. Drawing upon relevant leadership and community development models and research, the educational approach called community service-learning is described as a promising practice for achieving these goals. Specific campus examples are included.