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Pink Shirt Day 2024

February 23, 2024 -

Bullying is a pervasive problem in Canada and UVic is no exception. As a community we can lift each other up by wearing pink on February 28 to show everyone our commitment to kindness.

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WITS gets top marks

May 26, 2016 - Media tip

The UVic-led victimization prevention program for children—Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek help (WITS)—received top marks earlier this month from Dalhousie University researchers, taking first place when compared to six other international bullying prevention programs. More than 600 schools across Canada have used the program.

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Partnership recognized for reductions in bullying

December 10, 2013 - The Ring

As co-creator of the anti-bullying program, WITS, (Walk Away, Ignore, Talk it Out, Seek Help) Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater has worked tirelessly with community partners, police officers, school staff and administrators, and parents to protect children from peer violence and victimization. On December 2, 2013 Leadbeater was presented with the CIHR Partnership Award by the Governor General of Canada in recognition of her leadership of the WITS programs.

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