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Tools for Change: Preventing Sexualized Violence at UVic

This new workshop is interactive and skill-based and aims to give students useful information and practical skills to help prevent sexualized violence, and to better respond when it does occur. Learn more about the workshop and how to register.

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There is a range of workshops and/or initiatives aimed at sexualized violence prevention offered by different units on campus, including:

Anti-Violence Project

The Anti-Violence Project is a peer-based support and advocacy centre in the Student Union Building that addresses and attempts to end gender-based violence on campus and beyond. They strive to provide anti-oppressive and sex-positive services, advocacy and action on- and off-campus to people of all genders in order to address and resist gender-based and all forms of violence.

They provide both consent and support workshops, a weekly men’s circle, and have a volunteer program.

Campus Security Services

Campus Security offers workshops on topics including:

  • How to Diffuse Difficult Clients;
  • Tactical Communications;
  • Active Threat; and
  • Emergency Preparedness.

Contact the personal safety coordinators to book one of these workshops.

Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life offers bystander intervention training that teaches students how to overcome resistance to checking in and intervening when they observe the potential for sexualized violence to occur. By empowering students to become active bystanders, the program works to create a compassionate community response to preventing sexualized violence and fostering a safer environment on campus. The training is geared toward students and is offered in two formats:

The online training introduces new UVic students to the concepts of pro-social bystander intervention and community expectations.

The Consent Advocates and Relationships Educator’s (CARE) leadership program gives students an opportunity to take a leadership role on raising awareness about issues related to consent and relationships on campus. They plan awareness raising events and participate in the annual Sexualized Violence Awareness Week.

Sexualized Violence Resource Office

The sexualized violence resource office coordinates sexualized prevention education on campus, while also creating and implementing education and training. This includes a 1.5 hour workshop on the Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy, with a special focus on how to receive a disclosure, support a survivor, and individually and collectively prevent sexualized violence.

We provide tailored education for staff and faculty groups on campus, with a focus on institutional responsibilities for prevention and response.

We are engaged in ongoing work to create new tailored education for the diverse groups on campus.

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