In partnership with Women and Gender Equity (WAGE) and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, BCcampus is providing project management to a new sexualized violence project that focuses on the impacts of sexualized violence on specific student populations, including Indigenous students, international students, and graduate students. These resources will be fundamental to incorporating a gender-based analysis (GBA+) lens in responding to sexualized violence, taking into consideration how intersecting variables of oppression impact the risk of sexualized violence as well as barriers to reporting, access to resources, and overall individual experiences with systems (e.g., legal and/or institutional). These resources will help post-secondary institutions identify ways to support student populations, address systemic barriers, and develop a comprehensive response to sexualized violence that uses an intersectional approach in its application.   

 Another identified resource gap is specific to technology-facilitated sexualized violence (TFSV), 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 shift to online learning and socializing accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic increased the need to recognize TFSV and support institutions in developing appropriate resources to support individuals impacted by it. The intersectional dimensions of sexualized violence outlined above apply as readily to TFSV as other forms of sexualized violence and will be fundamental to the development of these resources.

This project will take place from April 2022 to June 2024 and informed by an advisory group that includes students, staff, and faculty in the B.C. post-secondary sector as well as subject-matter experts from community groups that work in relevant fields. 

BCcampus manages projects through collaborative leadership committed to meaningful engagement, accessibility, and trauma-informed facilitation. Committed to making learner success a priority, BCcampus focuses on learning, access, allyship, relationships, and knowledge-sharing.

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