Welcoming Tara Williamson

Tara Williamson will be joining our three plenary speakers at the Sexual Consent Conference. Tara’s plenary presentation is entitled: Colonizing Consent.

Learn more about Tara through her bio:

Tara Williamson was raised in Gaabishkigamaag (Swan Lake, Manitoba) and is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. She is a mama, aunty, musician, writer, researcher, educator, and consultant.

Tara holds degrees in social work, law, and Indigenous governance and has worked with and for Indigenous communities and organization for the last 11 years.  She engages on topics of sexuality, gender, and violence as a consultant with Native Youth Sexual Health Network, Native Women’s Association of Canada, and the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre.  As an artist, Tara is a singer-songwriter with two EPs under her belt and a full length album to be released in 2016. She is a published writer (both fiction and non-fiction) and she is currently working on a musical/cabaret about MMIW under the mentorship of Tomson Highway.  

Tara will be joining plenary speakers:

  • Dr. Terry Humphreys, Psychology Department, Trent University : Attitudes and Beliefs of Sexual Consent
  • Dr. Lori Schindel Martin, Faculty of Nursing, Ryerson University : Sexual Consent, Dementia and Aging
  • Dr. Charlene Senn, Department of Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies Program, University of Windsor : Evidence-based Campus Sexual Violence Interventions


4th Plenary to be Announced Soon!

A fourth plenary presenter will be announced for the Sexual Consent Conference soon. We have received almost 30 excellent session presentation proposals on the intersections of sexual consent. Final sessions will be announced Mid-March. If you are interested in submitting a poster for the conference, please send in the details (application found on this website) before April 2016. Thank you for your interest in this important topic!

Call for Session Proposals and Poster Presentations Now Open!

We are eagerly anticipating the first Sexual Consent Conference in central and eastern Canada on June 2 and 3, 2016. Are you a researcher working with an academic institution or doing community-based research on sexual consent? Please consider sharing your work in this multisectoral conference exploring this important issue from an intersectional approach.

See the links below for the fillable PDF applications:

Call for Session Proposals is due February 5, 2016.

Call for Poster Presentation Proposals is due April 5, 2016.