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Back to School 101: 5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Consent

SVSPO

For some students, this is your first year at SFU and you’re probably excited (and nervous!) about what the first year will hold. I remember feeling the same way, wondering where my classes would be, what the people who lived in my residence would be like, whether or not I’d be invited to the good parties…normal first year questions! One thing I never thought I would have questions about was consent. 

By: Caitlin Doherty 1334 reads | 0 comments
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My Ode to You

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An ode to the fallen and the stolen. 

By: Maddi G 905 reads | 0 comments
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How to be an Active Bystander

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A few months ago, my mum and I were out late one evening walking our dog. We walked down a dimly lit, quiet street, and saw a shadow in the distance.

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Navigating Disclosure: How to Support Someone Who Wants to be Heard

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Registered Clinical Counsellor, Beth Triano shares how authentic, present moment awareness, compassion, empathy and respect are our greatest tools for supporting survivors of sexual violence. 

By: Beth Triano 863 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Sexual Violence: A Graduate Student's Perspective

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Why is understanding sexual violence important as a graduate student? SFU PhD candidate, Aynsley Pescitelli, discusses some of the unique factors that create barriers to disclosure for graduate students. 

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Would You Like a Cup of Tea? How Asking for Consent Can Look Different Than You Think

Sexual Violence Support and Prevention

How do you know if you've got consent? An anonymous SFU student discusses different ways to ensure consent is informed, freely given and actively communicated. 

By: Anonymous 1600 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Care Strategies Part III: How I Unwind

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The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office’s Active Bystander Network volunteers to tell us what they do to ensure their self-care is well maintained. 

By: Amy Gill 2726 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Care Strategies Part II: Being Kind to Myself

Self-Care Strategies

The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office’s Active Bystander Network volunteers to tell us what they do to ensure their self-care is well maintained. 

By: Rumneek Johal 1238 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Care Strategies Part I: Setting Healthy Boundaries

Active Bystander Network

Crucial for your physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, self-care is the constant repetition of mostly small acts and habits that keep you functioning as a whole, healthy human. Here is how Joe is going to be practicing self-care through the holidays. 

By: Joe Nomellini 1765 reads | 0 comments