Media

UVic Student Affairs, the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) and the Anti-Violence Project (AVP) have collaborated to jointly produce videos intended to help educate students, raise awareness about consent and sexualized violence and to engage students in conversations on these issues.

Let's get consenual

It is everyone’s responsibility to challenge sexualized violence when it is witnessed in order to promote a culture of consent and a campus community free from violence.

UVic students talk about why bystander intervention and consent matters.

Bystander intervention

It is everyone’s responsibility to challenge sexualized violence when it is witnessed. Consent is best practiced sober. Alcohol or drug use is often used to deny responsibility. For example, “I was drunk and I didn’t know what I was doing” or “She shouldn’t have gotten so drunk.” Intoxication cannot be used as an excuse for not obtaining consent. 

See this example of bystander intervention in action.

Physical contact does not need to occur for an act to be sexualized violence. We all have a role in challenging and working to prevent sexualized violence when it is witnessed. Examples of non-physical sexualized violence include cat-calling, verbal pressure, sexual jokes, threats, etc. Sexualized violence happens in and among all communities regardless of gender, orientation, skin colour, etc.

See this example of bystander intervention in action.

It is everyone’s responsibility to challenge sexualized violence, including the use of inappropriate sexual comments. Sexualized violence happens in and among all communities regardless of gender, orientation, skin colour, etc. Let’s promote a culture of consent and a campus community free from violence.

See this example of bystander intervention in action.

Components of consent

Listen to male UVic students speaking out on issues of sexualized violence and raising awareness about consent.

Learn about the stages of consent.