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Simon Fraser University values and promotes the health, safety and well-being of individuals and the community. The University does not tolerate sexual violence and misconduct.
Sexual Assault is a crime in Canada. There are three (3) offenses related to sexual assault under the Criminal Code of Canada as defined by sections 271 (sexual assault), 272 (sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm) and 273 (aggravated sexual assault).
Sexual assault is any form of sexual contact without voluntary consent. Sexual assault can include non-consensual fondling, touching, or kissing and is not limited to non-consensual intercourse.