UBC hosts sexual assault awareness events

Events: Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A month of events to build awareness of sexual assault and safety issues.

Date: Throughout January (see below)

Location: Events and locations across UBC’s campus

During the month of January UBC’s Vancouver campus will host several experts and events to promote awareness of the serious issue of sexual assault and safety on university campuses.

Jan. 13:  Dissolve – A film about drug-facilitated sexual assault. Screening and panel discussion with Tracy Porteous (Ending Violence Association of BC), Helen Griffiths (BC Women’s Sexual Assault Service) and Anoushka Ratnarajah (AMS Womyn’s Centre at UBC). 6 p.m., Rm 182, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall.

Jan. 21: Theatrical performance by Dissolve film producer Meghan Gardiner, followed by a Q&A. 7 p.m. Dorothy Somerset Studio, 6361 University Boulevard. Cost: $5.Tickets: SASC, Access & Diversity and Main Booth in the SUB during Arts Week.

Jan. 26: Community rally and march around campus. 4 – 6 p.m. Student Union Building, 6138 Student Union Boulevard.

Jan. 28: Tough Guys: Sexual Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity– A public lecture on gender and violence by international educator Jackson Katz. 6 p.m., Hebb Theatre, Hebb Building, 2045 East Mall.

Jan. 29: Taking It Personally: Why Gender Violence is an Issue for Men – a student workshop with Jackson Katz. 10 a.m. to noon, Rm 100, Neville Scarfe Building, 2125 Main Mall.

The events are part of a Sexual Assault Awareness Month sponsored by Faculty of Arts – Deans Office, UBC Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Critical Studies in Sexuality (CSIS), Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, UBC V-Day, Access and Diversity, Arts Undergraduate Society, Alma Mater Society Womyn’s Centre and Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) and Office of the VP Students.


Randy Schmidt
UBC Public Affairs
Tel: 604.822.1266
Email: randy.schmidt@ubc.ca