Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This month is a time to raise awareness and understanding about sexual assault and what we can all do to prevent it, by creating a culture of consent.

As we talk about consent culture, we recognize the colonization of Musqueam land that has been occupied without consent. We are not the first to address consent on this land.

Key Events

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre | 6066 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver

Varsity Women’s Ice Hockey Sexual Assault Awareness Game

Come support the UBC Women’s Ice Hockey Team in dedicating the first game of their 2019 season to supporting Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UBC. Visit the SVPRO, Investigation Office, and SASC in the concourse for graphic facilitation of your visions for consent culture at UBC.

SVPRO | 4061 – 6363 Agronomy Road, Vancouver

Survivors and Allies Night at SVPRO

Survivors and their allies are invited for dinner at SVPRO to participate in a graphic facilitation session capturing your visions for consent culture at UBC. RSVP here

The Nest | 6133 University Blvd, Vancouver

Envisioning Our Culture of Consent at Clubs’ Days

Come find SVPRO at Clubs’ Days alongside our friends from the Independent Investigations Office and the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre. Participate in graphic facilitation to record your vision of consent culture at UBC, and lean all about UBC’s systems for sexual violence prevention and response.

UBC Longhouse | 1985 West Mall, Vancouver

Sovereign Bodies: Decolonizing Consent

Featuring Dr. Sarah Hunt and Natalie Clark, this packed night will include UBC’s First Nations House of Learning, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office, and Independent Investigations Office, as well as community anti-violence projects that will offer you the opportunity to commit to ending violence against Indigenous women. Join us for an inspiring evening of feasting and discussion, featuring graphic recording by Drawing Change and a salmon feast by Salishan Catering.

The Egg in the Nest | 6133 University Blvd, Vancouver

Film Shorts Festival

Featuring the BWSS film, Gassy Jack, as well as the UBC premiere of Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia (RUCBC) sexual violence education videos, this film shorts festival will offer tempting snacks alongside short and engaging films and discussions with SVPRO, the SASC, the Independent Investigations Office, and the Wellness Peers.

Totem Park Ballroom 2525 West Mall, Vancouver

Queering Consent: An Evening of Spoken Word and Storytelling

Join us for an inspiring evening of music/spoken word and storytelling on themes of gender identity and queer liberation. Featuring local legend Ivan Coyote as the featured performer, with an opening set by Kimmortal that’s sure to set the stage on fire, this free event is co-hosted by SVPRO, the First Year Residence Pride Collectives, and the UBC Pride Collective.

Find a SAAM Event

SAAM events are a collaboration among different campus partners with the goal of encouraging consent in all spaces.

Everyone can do at least one thing to contribute to our culture of consent, including and beyond sexual consent.

Sexual assault and violence has no place at UBC, but you do.

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 (16Mb)

Colouring images

This artwork was created by Lucia Lorenzi, an illustrator based in Vancouver whose practice is influenced by her love of literature and tattoo culture, as well as her lived experiences as a feminist and survivor. She conducts research on representations of sexual violence in literature and other media.
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Contact us

Contact SVPRO to learn more about SAAM or get involved in creating a culture of consent.
We also support students, faculty and staff who have experienced sexual violence. We can help you explore your options.
604-822-1588 (Mon to Fri 8:30am-4:30pm)

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office
6363 Agronomy Road, ROOM 4071
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1T2
Tel 604-822-1588