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Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Training

Using an intersectional, community-based approach, Bystander Intervention Training Sessions give students, faculty, and staff the tools needed to recognize and respond to sexual violence. Facilitated by the Division of Student Affairs, the programming is administered by a trained team of undergraduate and graduate student leaders.

The program aims to empower individuals and equip them with the knowledge and skills to intervene in an incident of sexual violence. By working with and engaging the whole Queen’s community, we hope to raise awareness of sexual violence and shift societal norms in order to prevent it from happening in our campus community.  

Learning outcomes: 

1.    Articulate the definitions of sexual assault and consent 
2.    Identify myths and facts about sexual assault 
3.    Understand the bystander effect and barriers to active intervention
4.    Safely intervene when witnessing unsafe or inappropriate behavior

The Bystander Intervention Team for the 2018-2019 Academic Year is:

Frannie Sobcov

Nicholas Aguis

Nadia Mahdi

Ally Bilenky

Hannah Stewart

Sreya Roy

Seema Sidhu

Jacob DesRochers

Kaylee O'Meara

Lexi Koster

Pamoda Wijekoon

​To book a 1 hour or 2 hour session, please contact Mikayla Sebesta, Sexual Violence and Bystander Awareness Student Coordinator, at


Click here to register for an open Bystander Intervention Training session

Workshop dates for 2017-2018:

Fall term: 
Thursday September 28th, 5:30pm (45-min or 90-min) 
Tuesday October 24th, 5:30pm (45-min or 90-min)
Wednesday November 29th, 5:30pm (45-min or 90-min) 

Winter term: 
Wednesday January 24th, 5:30pm (90-min) 
Wednesday February 28th, 5:30pm (90-min)

For any other questions, or for more information about the Bystander Intervention Training program, please contact Lea Keren, Sexual Violence and Bystander Awareness Student Coordinator, at

Take the Bystander Pledge:

Fill out the online form.
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