Training/Bystander Intervention

The Student Conduct Office provides a number of trainings on campus to help promote a safe, caring campus community.

Bystander Intervention Training

Have you ever been in a situation that you felt something was wrong but you weren’t sure what to do? Bystander Intervention Training provides students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to learn about the bystander effect and options for intervening in situations of abusive, isolating, or stigmatizing behavior.

Upcoming sessions:

The following Bystander Intervention Training sessions will include a special focus on racial equality and COVID-19:

  • Tuesday, July 7 from 1 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 31 from 9:30 a.m. – noon
  • Monday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (new students only)

We will email registrants a Zoom link a day before each workshop.

Addressing Harassment Online

“Never read the comments!” “Don’t feed the trolls!”

The Comments Section: Addressing Harassment Online is a facilitated session that provides students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to talk about what online harassment is (and isn’t), what the potential impacts can be individually and on a community. The session will also review laws and University policies around the issue, as well as strategies for preventing, supporting, and intervening in situations of online harassment.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Thursday, Aug. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon (students only)

We will email registrants a Zoom link a day before each workshop.

Conflict Management 101

Conflict Management 101 is an introductory conflict management workshop, where students learn about conflict styles and how they can work together to meaningfully resolve conflicts. This workshop aims to help students strengthen their conflict resolution skills and increase their comfort levels with addressing conflicts.

Upcoming Sessions

  • Wednesday, Aug. 5 from noon to 1 p.m.

We will email registrants a Zoom link a day before each workshop.


Are you a student interested in developing your harm reduction skills in a variety of areas? Are you committed to maintaining a safer and caring campus community?

Upstanders is a multi-workshop program designed to help students increase their confidence in their ability to help others on and off campus. The program consists of 20 hours of in-person training and online reflective activities, and is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record. Upstanders is a partnership between Leadership and Student Engagement, Student Conduct Office, SU Wellness Centre, and the Faith and Spirituality Centre. The trainings explore harm reduction strategies, including bystander intervention, safer substance use, mental health awareness, suicide prevention, and more.

For more information and to register to become an Upstander, please email