Join the Conversation: UBC’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This January, during UBC’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), join the conversation at Point Grey Campus and Okanagan Campus about sexual assault that’s happening in the media, in our communities, and around the world.

Get Involved at UBC

Wear jeans or a Denim Day sticker on Denim Day, January 17th to show your support for ending sexual assault on campus

Why Denim? In 1998 an Italian court overturned a rape charge because the victim was wearing tight jeans. The ruling stated that because the victim's jeans were tight‑, she had to have helped remove them and as a result gave consent to her attacker. Enraged by the verdict, people around the world launched into protest, showing support for the victim by wearing denim to their places of work.

The Provincial Government's Call for Feedback

The provincial government is seeking feedback from students, faculty and staff at B.C.’s public post-secondary institutions on the organizations’ sexual violence policies.  Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, invites individuals to provide confidential feedback at https://engage.gov.bc.ca/preventsexualviolence/ by Jan. 29, 2018.

Resources for Survivors and Frontline Support Workers

  • UBC Staff Sexual Assault Resources
  • Crisis Counselling: Shepell Care Access Centre 1-800-387-4765 or the Shepell website
  • UBC Extended Health Benefits cover visits to a psychologist, social worker, clinical counsellor for up to $2,500 per year, 100%, no doctor’s note needed
  • You have both sick leave and personal leave of absence entitlements in your Collective Agreement, contact the AAPS Office for more information
  • Right to Representation—If you are filing a complaint, a witness, or the subject of an investigation at the workplace, you have the right to have AAPS represent you
  • Representation, Advice, and Support, AAPS is here to support through incidents that have occurred while you were at work, or are impacting your ability to work—Contact us for a confidential appointment

For more information or support, please contact the AAPS Office at 604.822.1925 or aaps.office@ubc.ca