sexualized violence

UVic sets up new Sexualized Violence Resource Office

Vic has continued the implementation of its months-old Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response policy with the institution of a Sexualized Violence Resource Office. The policy, ratified by UVic’s Board of…

Unpaid and unacknowledged

The volunteers behind UVic’s sexualized violence resources On April 26, 2016, the provincial government announced all public post-secondary institutions must create sexual misconduct policies by May 19, 2017. After a year…

Sexualized violence policy gets final approval

After months of consultation, feedback, and review, the UVic Board of Governors voted to approve a finalized Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy on March 28. The policy will now…

Is Campus Security making students feel less safe?

On the tail ends of the new Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response draft policy, students have come forward to report their dissatisfaction with the way UVic Campus Security (CSEC) has…

Three things you should know about UVic’s draft sexualized violence policy

On Monday, Feb. 6, UVic released a draft version of its Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy. The policy comes after several months worth of consultations with university and community…

UBC Writing controversy hits close to home as UVic profs sign letter

Both current and former UVic Writing department faculty members have signed a controversial open letter in support of Steven Galloway, the former UBC Creative Writing chair. Galloway was fired last…

Farrah Khan delivers keynote on gender-based violence with delicacy, humour

Last Wednesday, Sept. 28, an audience of over one hundred people filled the Farquhar Auditorium for a keynote presentation on sexualized and gender-based violence titled “We Begin By Listening,” presented…

Sexualized violence working group releases interim report

After months of discussions that began on May 5, 2016, the Working Group for the Sexualized Violence Programs and Policy Development at UVic released their first interim report on Sept.…

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…

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