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May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month

You are not alone and we are here to help.

UCalgary is committed to creating a safe and inclusive campus environment - for everyone. 

By learning about sexual and gender-based violence, contributing to the conversation and supporting survivors, we can all play a role in preventing and addressing this type of violence on campus and in our community.

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Rethinking Consent: Creating Communities of Care workshops

In this two-part workshop, consent will be framed within the understanding of all our relations and interactions. Emphasizing empathy, participants will learn to promote positive and healthy relationships, and contribute to creating communities of care. 


Dear Survivor

Send a virtual message of hope and resiliency to survivors during the month of May. #SurvivorLoveLetter

i believe you

What is sexual violence?

Sexual violence doesn't always look the way you think. It includes any act of violence based on someone's biological sex or gender identity, from sexually explicit jokes to sexism, stalking, sexual harassment and sexual assault. 

Sexual violence is a violation of the fundamental human right to safety and bodily autonomy. As a form of gender-based violence, it is rooted in systemic and structural inequality and social dynamics of power and oppression. 

Sexual violence is a public health problem that has far reaching impacts and causes significant trauma for the physical, mental, emotional and sexual health of individuals and communities. 

Every survivor has the right to be treated with dignity and respect and not to be discriminated against based on gender identity or expression, age, race or ethnicity, ability or any other identity factor. 


UCalgary launches new consent training program ahead of Sexual Violence Awareness Month

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Share your #SurvivorLoveLetters during Sexual Violence Awareness Month

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Dr. Malinda Smith appointed vice-provost (equity, diversity and inclusion)

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UCalgary seeks input on revised Sexual Violence Policy

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