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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 

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


Click here to register for an open Bystander Intervention Training session

Workshop Dates for 2018/2019:

Fall Term:

Wednesday October 10th, 5:30pm (2 hour session)
Tuesday November 13th, 5:30pm (2 hour session)

Winter Term: 

Thursday January 24th, 5:30pm (2 hour session)
Monday February 11th, 5:30pm (2 hour session)
Saturday March 16th, 1:30pm (2 hour session)
Tuesday, April 2nd, 5:30pm (2 hour session)

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

Take the Bystander Pledge:

Fill out the online form.
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