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Thursday, October 5, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Supporting Someone in Distress Workshop

Most of us want to support and show compassion to others, however supporting others can often feel awkward. Being fully present with a person in distress often means having uncomfortable conversations. It can be difficult to know how to provide effective and meaningful support, or useful information that assists the person in accessing help.

While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to supporting others, this session will cover a  simple  approach to help you determine what  type of help is needed, some strategies for providing effective support, as well as when and how to refer someone to appropriate  resources. A comprehensive list of resources will be provided.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Protecting Yourself From Stress Workshop (Employees and Post Docs)

During this session, you’ll explore factors that could test your resilience and cause stress. The protective strategies suggested can help protect you from the harmful impacts of stress and enhance your ability to cope when a crisis does occur. Brainstorming options to overcome challenges, taking action when you feel paralyzed by fear or worry, learning from your mistakes, and building a network of support are just some of the protective strategies to consider.

Monday, October 16, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Supporting Someone in Distress Workshop

Most of us want to support and show compassion to others, however supporting others can often feel awkward. Being fully present with a person in distress often means having uncomfortable conversations. It can be difficult to know how to provide effective and meaningful support, or useful information that assists the person in accessing help.

While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to supporting others, this session will cover a  simple  approach to help you determine what  type of help is needed, some strategies for providing effective support, as well as when and how to refer someone to appropriate  resources. A comprehensive list of resources will be provided.

Thursday, October 26, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Male Allyship - Man vs World (Employees)

By age 18, 1 in 3 women will have experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault. Female students (and employees) in STEM programs experience significantly higher rates of sexism, discrimination, exclusion, and sexual harassment than women in non-STEM disciplines.

According to the Statistics Canada 2019 survey, 71% of students at Canadian postsecondary schools witnessed or experienced unwanted sexualized behaviours in a postsecondary setting—either on campus, or in an off-campus situation that involved students or other people associated with the school. Most of those who had experienced these unwanted behaviours stated that the perpetrators were fellow students. Relatively few students said that the perpetrators were professors and others in positions of authority.

As society learns more about the causes, both direct causes such as breaking consent, and indirect causes like systems that benefit men and blame victims/survivors for what happened to them, it’s important to learn about these causes and how you can contribute to preventing them. It’s not just to show the people around you that you want them to lead a life free of gender-based violence and the many barriers it creates, but it also shows future employers that you’ve invested in equity work – one more way to set your resume apart of the rest of the crowd. Please note: This certificate is available to male identifying participants only.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Male Allyship - The Continuum of Harm in the Workplace (Employees)

By age 18, 1 in 3 women will have experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault. Female students (and employees) in STEM programs experience significantly higher rates of sexism, discrimination, exclusion, and sexual harassment than women in non-STEM disciplines.

According to the Statistics Canada 2019 survey, 71% of students at Canadian postsecondary schools witnessed or experienced unwanted sexualized behaviours in a postsecondary setting—either on campus, or in an off-campus situation that involved students or other people associated with the school. Most of those who had experienced these unwanted behaviours stated that the perpetrators were fellow students. Relatively few students said that the perpetrators were professors and others in positions of authority.

As society learns more about the causes, both direct causes such as breaking consent, and indirect causes like systems that benefit men and blame victims/survivors for what happened to them, it’s important to learn about these causes and how you can contribute to preventing them. It’s not just to show the people around you that you want them to lead a life free of gender-based violence and the many barriers it creates, but it also shows future employers that you’ve invested in equity work – one more way to set your resume apart of the rest of the crowd. Please note: This certificate is available to male identifying participants only.

Monday, November 27, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Supporting Someone in Distress Workshop

Most of us want to support and show compassion to others, however supporting others can often feel awkward. Being fully present with a person in distress often means having uncomfortable conversations. It can be difficult to know how to provide effective and meaningful support, or useful information that assists the person in accessing help.

While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to supporting others, this session will cover a  simple  approach to help you determine what  type of help is needed, some strategies for providing effective support, as well as when and how to refer someone to appropriate  resources. A comprehensive list of resources will be provided.

Monday, January 22, 2024 12:00 am - Friday, January 26, 2024 11:59 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Consent Week (Jan 22-26th, 2024)

Consent Week is an opportunity for campus community members to engage in conversations, activities, and events focused on consent, in an effort to build a #ConsentCulture.  

Throughout the week, the Sexual Violence and Response Office (SVPRO) will be hosting a variety of events and workshops, including Active Bystander Training for Engineering students (Jan 22nd, at 5 pm). See their webpage for details.

Also, Monday, January 22, 2024 the Peer Health Educators will be hosting their Healthy Sexuality booth in E7, on the first floor by the C&D. Stop by for trivia and swag.

Thursday, February 1, 2024 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Male Allyship - The Man Box (Employees)

By age 18, 1 in 3 women will have experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault. Female students (and employees) in STEM programs experience significantly higher rates of sexism, discrimination, exclusion, and sexual harassment than women in non-STEM disciplines.

According to the Statistics Canada 2019 survey, 71% of students at Canadian postsecondary schools witnessed or experienced unwanted sexualized behaviours in a postsecondary setting—either on campus, or in an off-campus situation that involved students or other people associated with the school. Most of those who had experienced these unwanted behaviours stated that the perpetrators were fellow students. Relatively few students said that the perpetrators were professors and others in positions of authority.

As society learns more about the causes, both direct causes such as breaking consent, and indirect causes like systems that benefit men and blame victims/survivors for what happened to them, it’s important to learn about these causes and how you can contribute to preventing them. It’s not just to show the people around you that you want them to lead a life free of gender-based violence and the many barriers it creates, but it also shows future employers that you’ve invested in equity work – one more way to set your resume apart of the rest of the crowd. Please note: This certificate is available to male identifying participants only.