Get support

Get advice and support from our staff on sexualized violence, human rights-based discrimination and harassment, workplace bullying, and building inclusive living, working and learning environments.

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Emergency help

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Immediate assistance for police, ambulance or fire 9 1 1 Emergency assistance
On-campus security concerns including emergency reporting of sexualized violence 250-721-7599 Campus Security Services
A security escort to walk safely between campus buildings or to my vehicle 250-721-7599 SafeWalk (a Campus Security service)
To talk to someone immediately (e.g. due to an emotional crisis including thoughts of suicide) 1-888-494-3888 Vancouver Island Crisis Line
Assistance or information about sexual assault or sexual abuse (women & trans people) 250-383-3232 Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
Support to heal from the effects of trauma (men) 250-381-6367 Men's Trauma Centre
For transgender people experiencing a crisis 877-330-6366 Trans Lifeline
For phone or online assistance for UVic employees 250-721-8085 Employee assistance program

Get advice

To make an appointment about any matter, please contact Kirsten Downs at 250-721-8786 or For advice, feel free to review staff areas of responsibility and contact one of us directly.

Make a complaint or report

Call us to talk through your options, for support, and for help to prepare and submit a complaint.

Types of complaints include:

  • report of sexualized violence regarding something you experienced
  • anonymous statement about sexualized violence
  • third-party complaint about sexualized violence
  • informal complaint about bullying or human rights-based discrimination and harassment
  • formal complaint about bullying or human rights-based discrimination and harassment
We're available to answer questions and provide support at all stages in the process. Please contact us.

Explore UVic's policies and resources

Read more about UVic’s sexualized violence policy and procedures; discrimination and harassment policy and procedures; employment equity for building an inclusive work environment; and learning opportunities and resources.

Please arrange an appointment if you want to discuss these with us in person or by phone.

Access support

Reach out to support options at UVic and in the broader community. You can access most of these directly. We can also refer you to these resources.