What is your role at the University of Waterloo?
I am the Sexual Violence Response Coordinator here at U of Waterloo. My role is to support students, staff and faculty oin the main campus, satellite campuses and University Colleges, who have experienced 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- campuss, that could provide further support; and
- exploring potential next steps, for example (i.e. safety planning, discussing how to ensure they continue to feel successful in their studies, and formal complaint options).
Further, I’m also a support to those who have been accused of perpetrating sexual violence. My 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.