TAG is dedicated to fostering a safer space at the lab and at all of our events: this means creating an environment where people who are typically excluded from or marginalized in game-related or academic spaces feel welcome and respected. The goal of safer spaces is to encourage everyone to work together to prevent or reduce harm, particularly for those who are often the targets of violence and harassment, and ensure that marginalized individuals are not being pushed out of the space.
If you feel that someone is making the space unsafe for you, if you notice that someone else is being made to feel unsafe, or if you have any other concerns, please contact a staff member.
People whose behaviour is making others around them feel unsafe will be asked to cease the offending behaviour and will be expected to comply or leave the space.
Centre for Gender Advocacy – Gabrielle Bouchard, firstname.lastname@example.org
TAG Coordinator and Creative Director – Gina Hara, email@example.com
TAG Director – Mia Consalvo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Security – 514-848-3717 (Dial 1 for urgent situations, dial 2 for non-urgent situations)
Local sexual assault hot line – 514 398-8500 (sacomss.org)
Local emergency and non-emergency medical – 911
Local taxi company – Diamond, 514 273-6331
The text for this policy is adapted from http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment