In partnership with Women and Gender Equality Canada and the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, BCcampus is providing project management on a new sexualized violence project that focuses on the impacts of sexualized violence on specific student populations, including Indigenous, international, and graduate students. One identified resource gap is specific to technology-facilitated sexualized violence, which recognizes that sexualized violence is not limited to in-person contact but can be facilitated through technological means, including but not limited to cellular devices, computers, gaming platforms, and learning management systems.
The first phase of this project will focus on environmental scans to get a better understanding of what resources already exist in these four areas and to perform a gap analysis on the B.C. post-secondary sector. BCcampus is offering the successful applicants a one-time grant of $5000 for the completion of an environmental scan in one of the following areas related to preventing and responding to sexualized violence:
- Indigenous students
- International students
- Graduate students
- Technology-facilitated sexualized violence
BCcampus Values & Philosophy
At BCcampus our values of open access, sharing, accountability, quality, and respect guide us through our work. BCcampus also values the importance of relationship building; the contractor hired must share this value, as they will be the first point of contact for many folks, building relationships on behalf of BCcampus and others who will work with us on this project.
The environmental scan may evolve away from scanning and toward an invitation for collaborative knowledge sharing to inform the co-creation process.
We are committed to decentring colonial research methodologies by prioritizing research that practices reciprocity and engages with Indigenous communities. We value traditional knowledge and Indigenous ways of knowing and teaching. We cherish the Elders and knowledge-keepers who do this work alongside us.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement
BCcampus is committed to inclusion. From the workplace to our learning spaces, we value diversity and are actively working to decolonize our organization and the ways in which we collaborate with others. We believe that a more diverse team will help us better support the individuals and communities we work with. Please find the BCcampus definitions of equity, diversity, and inclusion on our website.
BCcampus is committed to anti-racism as a practice. We resolve to remove barriers to education and services for Indigenous and racialized people and communities and to do all we can to ensure that no one is further marginalized, nor have this experience exacerbated, through working with us. Read our anti-racism statement.
This project has been funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada.