Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2019

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This month is a time to raise awareness and understanding about sexual assault and what we can all do to prevent it, by creating a culture of consent. As we talk about consent culture, we recognize the colonization of Syilx (Okanagan Nation) territory that has been occupied
without consent. We are not the first to address consent on this land.

Past Events

Fipke Foye

Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a movement to educate and create a visual representation of the violence that occurs in our communities. Join us in Fipke all week to honour survivors of violence by designing a t-shirt with supportive designs, messages, affirmations. Completed T-shirts will be hung on a clothesline for students, staff, and faculty to view for the rest of January.
Link to Event Poster

Monashee Game Room

Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a movement to educate and create a visual representation of the violence that occurs in our communities. Join us at the Monashee Game Room to honour survivors of violence by designing a t-shirt with supportive designs, messages, affirmations. Completed T-shirts will be hung on a clothesline for students, staff, and faculty to view for the rest of January.
Link to Event Poster

UNC 200

Culture(s) of Consent Panel

Join us for a conversation with community activists, and UBC student, faculty, and staff, as we explore how consent is expressed and understood across diverse cultures and communities. No registration required.

This event is brought to you in partnership with UBC Okanagan’s Equity & Inclusion Office. Food and refreshments will be provided, courtesy of UBC Student Union Organization.
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Purcell House Lounge

Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a movement to educate and create a visual representation of the violence that occurs in our communities. Join us at the Purcell House Lounge to honour survivors of violence by designing a t-shirt with supportive designs, messages, affirmations. Completed T-shirts will be hung on a clothesline for students, staff, and faculty to view for the rest of January.
Link to Event Poster

UNC 334

Ethical Considerations in Investigations

Join Michelle Cameron, Advisor, from UBC’s Independent Investigations Office in a discussion about Ethical Considerations in Investigations under UBC’s Policy 131: Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct. We will cover topics such as the “do’s and don’ts” of investigation, your role and responsibility, liability, procedural fairness, due process, impartiality, trauma informed practice, and case studies. This event is open to UBC staff and faculty. No registration required.

Similkameen House Lounge

Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a movement to educate and create a visual representation of the violence that occurs in our communities. Join us at the Similkameen House Lounge to honour survivors of violence by designing a t-shirt with supportive designs, messages, affirmations. Completed T-shirts will be hung on a clothesline for students, staff, and faculty to view for the rest of January.
Link to Event Poster

LIB 106B

Tea Talk – Party Culture

What does the term Party Culture mean to you and what does it look like here at UBC? How do we create a culture of consent alongside campus party culture? Is it possible to have both? Let’s discuss! Refreshments will be served.
Link to Event Poster

Art Hive Lounge (by UNC 337)

Denim Day (Wear Jeans or Paint on Jeans)

Denim Day is about raising awareness and protesting against erroneous beliefs and myths about sexual assault. This day was created due to the ruling by the Italian Supreme Court in 1992 where a rape conviction was overturned because the victim was wearing very tight jeans, thereby implying consent. The next day, women who worked in Parliament showed up wearing jeans in solidarity with the survivor. In 2008, the Italian Supreme court finally overturned it. Jeans is no alibi. It doesn’t matter what you wear. No means No. We invite all of you to come to school, work wearing Denim to show your support for survivors of sexual violence.
Link to Event Poster

UNC 334

Responding to Disclosure Training

Join Shilo St. Cyr, Director, of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office, to learn and practice the first steps of dealing with disclosures of sexual violence. It begins by listening, upholding confidentiality, asking what they need, respecting their decisions and empathizing. Drawing on relevant case scenarios, staff will learn the difference between disclosure and reporting, how to support, and how to refer someone affected by sexual violence. Participants will also discuss the “do’s and don’ts of responding to disclosures, your role and responsibility as an UBC employee and the principle pillars of the Independent Investigations Office. Lastly, we will talk about how to practice self-care after being exposed to trauma.

Ellis Art Studios

Self-Care Event in the Community – Art Therapy

Come out for a night of Art making! Sandra Suasnabar who is an expressive art therapist from Vancouver is joining us to explore self-care and self connection. It will be a safe place to be playful, creative and express emotions and needs through art.

Learn more about Sandra
Link to Poster

ADM 115

Self-Care Event – Art therapy

Come out for a night of Art making! Sandra Suasnabar who is an expressive art therapist from Vancouver is joining us to explore self-care and self connection. It will be a safe place to be playful, creative and express emotions and needs through art.

Learn more about Sandra
Link to Poster

Graduate Collegium ASC 460

Responding to Disclosure Training

Join Jannah Jais, Advisor, of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office to learn and practice the first steps of dealing with disclosures of sexual violence. It begins by listening, upholding confidentiality, asking what they need, respecting their decisions and empathizing. Drawing on relevant case scenarios, staff will learn the difference between disclosure and reporting, how to support, and how to refer someone affected by sexual violence. Participants will also discuss the “do’s and don’ts of responding to disclosures, your role and responsibility and the principle pillars of the Independent Investigations Office. Lastly, we will talk about how to practice self-care after being exposed to trauma.

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UNC 200

Self Defense – “get that creep off of you”

UBC Campus Security instructs an introduction to self-defense workshop. The workshop is intended to increase your understanding of legal issues involved in self-defense, increase wellness through low impact physical activity, empower you by enhancing and developing verbal commands and physical techniques so that they become viable options in the event of unwanted physical advances (hugging, touching shoulder, waist etc.).

ADM 115

Come Back Class

Have you even been at a loss for words, wishing you had a great comeback? Join Michelle Cameron, from UBC’s Independent Investigations Office and UBCO Equity Ambassadors for a lively and fun workshop where we’ll be going through scenarios of everyday harassment or sexist microaggressions & collectively coming up with amazing come-backs. No registration required.

The SAAM toolkit for students, faculty and staff

The SAAM media toolkit includes content for student, faculty and staff partners to use in email, social media, presentations and in posters.
Download the SAAM toolkit (8Mb)

Colouring images

This artwork was created by Lucia Lorenzi, an illustrator based in Vancouver whose practice is influenced by her love of literature and tattoo culture, as well as her lived experiences as a feminist and survivor. She conducts research on representations of sexual violence in literature and other media.

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Blog posts from students.ubc.ca

 

an illustration of a hot cup of tea

Consent: It’s as simple as tea

Whether it’s tea or sex, consent is everything

 

 

 

Yes!

Yes! Sex and consent are inseparable

Boundaries help navigate relationships with others in safe and respectful ways.

 

 

Contact us

Contact SVPRO to learn more about SAAM or get involved in creating a culture of consent. We also support students, faculty and staff who have experienced sexual violence. We can help you explore your options.

250-807-9640

svpro.okanagan@ubc.ca

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office
Nicola Townhome 120, 1270 International Mews
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7 Tel 250-807-9640