Sexual Assault Awareness Month
For 10 years, Sexual Assault Awareness Month has raised awareness and encouraged people to take action to prevent
sexualized violence. SAAM is rooted in student leadership and activism, and events are put on by different UBC
groups including clubs, student associations and support services.
As we come together to do this work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam First
Nation, we recognize that sexualized violence is systemic and rooted in colonialism. We strive to eliminate this
violence on a cultural, institutional, and personal level.
AMS and SASC Town Hall on UBC’s Sexual Misconduct Policy
This event is for students only
UBC’s policy on sexualized violence is being reviewed and revised, and the consultation
period is underway. Join your AMS and Sexual Assault Support Centre to learn about UBC’s
policy and the proposed changes and have your say!
See the acclaimed one-woman play DISSOLVE, created and originally performed by UBC alumna
Meghan Gardiner, now touring with Shameless Hussy Productions across Canada. Join us for
free food before the show and a talk back after!
SAAM Film Screening: 9 to 5
Join the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre and the Film Society for a screening of the
classic comedy 9 to 5, followed by a panel discussion. The 1980 hit stars long-time
activist Jane Fonda, comedic legend Lily Tomlin, and the iconic Dolly Parton as they plot to
overthrow their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” of a boss.
Decolonizing Sexualized Violence Prevention: from Awareness to Action
Join us for an Indigenous student-led evening, with a salmon dinner by Salishan Catering,
and panel discussion led by Dr. Sarah Hunt. Students, researchers, and activists will offer
guidance on how to turn our growing awareness into action towards safety from sexualized
Join the Residence Pride Collectives and SVPRO for an evening of sketch and standup comedy,
music, poetry, games, and dialogue exploring themes of queer dating, relationships, and
consent. Featuring immensely talented local artists Kimmortal and Tin Lorica! Food will be
Find a SAAM Event
SAAM events are a collaboration among different campus partners with the goal of growing our awareness into
Everyone has a responsibility learn about sexual violence. We must begin to take action against sexual
violence and the structures and norms that support it. Every action, however small, is an important part of
cultural change. It’s up to all of us to build a culture of accountability, together.
The SAAM toolkit for students, faculty and staff
The SAAM media toolkit includes content for student, faculty and staff partners to use in email, social media,
presentations and in posters.
Download the SAAM toolkit (7.5Mb)
This colouring book for survivors and allies was created by Shiayli Toni, a 4th year Varsity athlete with the
UBC Women’s Ice Hockey team, majoring in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ). Shiayli also works
as a Student Educator at UBC’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO), contributing her creative
talents and leadership to campaigns, workshops, events, and resources for survivors and allies.
Download the book
Blog posts from students.ubc.ca
How you can prevent sexual violence in our community
Learn what leads to sexual violence, plus 3 everyday ways to prevent it.
Contact SVPRO to learn more about SAAM or get involved in creating a culture of accountability.
We also support students, faculty and staff who have experienced sexual violence. We can help you
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