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 2020-2021 Academic Year is:

Ally Bilenkey
Catina Mah
Catherine Cadigan
Janna Moselhi
Mariam Atasious
Meena Waseem

Open Sessions for 2020 - 2021

Fall Term:

Monday October 26, 6pm
Monday November 23, 6pm

Winter Term: 

Friday January 8, 3pm
Saturday February 6, 12pm
Monday March 1, 5pm

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