Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office

Amanda Cook and Meaghan Ross

Amanda Cook, the Director, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response and Meaghan Ross, Sexual Violence Response Coordinator

The Offices within Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion continue to support all campus community members during this time of University closure due to COVID19. Please note the following modified services:

  • In-person appointments and services are cancelled until further notice; however, the team is available through online channels (email) 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Some services and supports can be provided via telephone; please email to set up an appointment
  • Services may also be available outside of the above business hours; please enquire and we will always do our best to accommodate you

Please reach out through the following channel:

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office:
Amanda Cook amanda.cook@uwaterloo.ca and Meaghan Ross m23ross@uwaterloo.ca


We're here to support students, staff and faculty

Our role is to support students, staff and faculty on the main campus, satellite campuses and University Colleges, who have experienced or have been impacted by, sexual violence. This includes:

  • providing a safe space for folks to come and speak with me in as little or as much detail as they wish about their experience;
  • discussing resources, both on- and off- campus, that could provide further support; and 
  • exploring potential next steps, which could include safety planning, formal and informal options, workplace and/or academic accommodations.

Coming to us does not initiate an investigation! 

 
However if someone wishes to pursue a formal complaint process we're here to support them with that as well. We're also available to speak with those who have received disclosures and are needing to talk about that experience, as well as anyone on campus who has a question about sexual violence, consent, etc.  

Further, we're also a support to those who have been accused of perpetrating sexual violence. Our role is also to work with the Equity Office to identify potential prevention initiatives to implement on campus, as well as any education and training opportunities.
 
If someone has experienced sexual harassment, we are here to provide support, guidance and to resources. 
 
However, should they wish to file a formal complaint it would fall under Policy 33, Ethical Behaviour