Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs

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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 2019-2020 Academic Year is:

Nicholas Agius
Ally Bilenky
Sophia Christopher
Megan Clemens
Victoria Cosby
Menaka de Rege
Travel Hamilton
Sam Hiemstra
Alice Kim
Lexi Koster
Kaylee O’Meara
Emma Pritchard
Hannah Stewart
Ryan Trus 

 

Open Sessions for 2019 - 2020

Fall Term:

Fall Term sessions have ended for 2019

Winter Term: 

Thursday, January 30th, 4:30 pm (2 hour session)
Tuesday, February 25th, 5:30pm (2 hour session)
 

To register for an open training session, or to book a 1 hour or 2 hour session for your group, please contact Lea Keren, Sexual Violence and Bystander Awareness Student Coordinator, at svbystander@queensu.ca