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Sextortion scams on the rise

Covid-19 was not just a virus pandemic, it was a catalyst for an epidemic of loneliness. People all around the world were inside by themselves, with only the internet to…
Woman in a dark forest, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

“We’ve all got tired of fighting the system”: Charges dropped, no UVic investigations for students’ sexual assault cases

This story contains discussion of sexualized violence, including physical abuse and sexual assault. She met him in a typical way. They matched on a dating app, the sparks fizzled, and…
Sexualized Violence

Women are not responsible for making sure they are not the victims of sexual assault

Sarah Everard investigation opens up conversation about all forms of gender-based violence Readers should be advised that the following article discusses sexualized and gender-based violence, including sexual assault.  In the…

We need more than just a hashtag

On Oct. 15, 2017, a tweet changed the world. “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too” as a status, we might give people…

Scientists look to give universities and students an edge on campus safety

Undercover Colors’ handheld tablet allows individuals to test their drink quickly and efficiently One U.S. startup company is looking to revolutionize drug tampering and campus safety systems for schools in…

News Briefs — Sept. 22

INCLUSIVE BATHROOM SIGNAGE ON THE WAY UVic announced on Sept. 2 that it would be fitting more than 75 single-stall washrooms on campus with gender-neutral signage by the end of…

Believing survivors key message of this year’s Sexualized Violence Awareness Week

As the dialogue around sexualized violence continues to evolve around the country, particularly on university campuses, the need to eliminate barriers and include as many people in the discussion is…

Working group gives update on sexualized violence policy

On March 16, 2016, the Huffington Post published a report stating that UVic had allegedly silenced the survivors of sexualized violence on campus. This was followed by a Martlet report…

EDITORIAL: Bill 23 builds a foundation, but there’s still more to be done

On May 4, Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Andrew Weaver led a townhall discussion at UVic introducing Bill 23, or the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Act. While this latest legislation…

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