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Equity Studies Student, Ashley Bentley, hired as Educator, Sexual Violence Prevention

January 23, 2018
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From CJ Rowe, Director, Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office  

I am excited to announce that Ashley Bentley will be joining the Sexual Assault Support & Prevention Office as SFU’s Educator, Sexual Violence Prevention.

Ashley Bentley is originally from England and is a settler working, living and learning on the traditional, unceded and occupied lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Watuth and Kwikwetlem peoples. Ashley has been working within higher education for 5 years, working full time at BCIT and UBC and with other campuses in the province as a part time Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Consultant. Most recently Ashley has worked as the Sexual Assault Intervention and Prevention Advisor at UBC and Manager of the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre at UBC.  Ashley has worked for several community based and government organizations doing case management and victim services work with survivors from marginalized and at-risk communities. As a front-line support worker for many years she has had the honor to bear witness to many stories, which shapes how she approaches her work in sexual violence prevention and education. Ashley works through a trauma informed and intersectional lens and is continuing to learn and unlearn through on-going reflection and accountability. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree at SFU in Equity in Education Studies.

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