Events

Mobilizing the Bystanders Workshop

This in-person training aims to equip the university community in better identifying the warning signs of sexual violence, in analyzing a situation of sexual violence and in intervening safely when you witness sexual violence.

Next sessions:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, from 1pm to 3pm, 1 Stewart, room 319
Friday, November 22, 2019, from 1pm to 3pm, TBT C119

Registration required
English sessions
French sessions

Hurry up! There are only 15 seats available per session!

16 days of activism against gender-based violence

As part of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, the Human Rights Office and other partners invite you to participate in a series of activities.

Accessibility

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact the Human Rights Office at respect@uottawa.ca or 613-562-5222. 

A way with Images and Words; A Survivor's Journey - FREE
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 5pm to 7pm
90U - room 152
Bilingual event


This November 25, the Human Rights Office of the University of Ottawa invites you to participate in an evening that will combine visual arts and testimonies from survivors of sexual violence. Come and listen to these moving testimonies and observe talented student artists invited to improvise visual creations inspired by what they will hear and feel... Forms, colours and emotions will all be a part of the event!

Conference on Human Trafficking - FREE
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 5pm to 8pm
FSS - 4004 

The conference is offered by the Ottawa Coalition to End Human Trafficking. You will learn more about the issue of human trafficking. FREE PIZZA!! 

I am a HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER: This is MY STORY
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 3pm to 5pm
FAUTEUX Hall, room 570

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to partner with Nobel Women's Initiative to present: I am a Human rights Defender: This is My Story; A conversation with women human rights defenders. All are welcome. 

For more information: https://cdp-hrc.uottawa.ca/en/november-29-2019-i-am-human-rights-defender-my-story 

uOttawa is taking part in a national vigil to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Polytechnique massacre - FREE
Friday, December 6 - 4:30pm
STEM

Join us for an outdoor vigil to mark 30 years since the Polytechnique massacre.  The University of Ottawa, along with 14 other Canadian engineering schools, will be commemorating the women who were killed on December 6, 1989.

6 Weeks of Sexual Violence Prevention on Campus - 2019

Because research tends to show that students are more likely to be impacted by sexual violence in the first weeks of the school year, the Human Rights Office, in collaboration with various partners, offers 6 weeks of activities on the prevention of sexual violence.

During these weeks, you are invited to participate in various activities, aimed at establishing a culture of respect and equality on campus and at supporting survivors of sexual violence. All activities are free and open to everyone. 

Together, let’s put an end to sexual violence by cultivating a healthy, supportive and safe campus for all members of the University of Ottawa!

Accessibility

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact the Human Rights Office at respect@uottawa.ca or 613-562-5222. 

WEEK 1

SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION DAY
Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 9am – 10pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/224824495100950/

On this launch day of the 6 weeks of sexual violence prevention, don't miss the activities that will take place on campus:

Services Fair - 10am to 1pm
University Square
Come meet different organizations and services related to the prevention of sexual violence

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2473958052673753/

Speak Out! - 11am to 2pm
From Tabaret to the Faculty of Social Sciences
Come and write messages on the sidewalk to support the prevention of sexual violence and survivors.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/380364742653227/

Netflix&Consent - 5pm to 7:30pm 
UCU Agora - 85 University Private
Join us for an alcohol-free happy hour and a screening of the stand-up comedy Nanette, by Australian comedian, actor, and writer Hannah Gadsby.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aE29fiatQ0

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2374797529273167/

WEEK 2

Mobilizing the Bystanders Workshop
Tuesday, September 10 - 1pm to 3 pm
1 Stewart, room 319
This in-person training aims to equip the university community in better identifying the warning signs of sexual violence, in analyzing a situation of sexual violence and in intervening safely when you witness sexual violence.
Registration in English
Registration in French

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/443810479543454/

#JustGotWeird 
Friday, September 13 - 11am to 2pm
UCU Agora - 85 University Private
Do you have a role to play in preventing sexual violence? Watch us on campus to test your intervention strategies as an active witness! Partnership with OCTEVAW, Carleton University, Algonquin College and La Cité.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/376259483038772/

WEEK 3

#IBelieveYou 
Wednesday September 18 - 11am to 2 pm
University Square
Get involved in the #IBelieveYou campaign to show your support for survivors of sexual assault. For the occasion, the University of Ottawa, Algonquin College, La Cité, Carleton University and other campuses in Ontario are coming together to support survivors and send an important message: that when a survivor discloses, we start by believing them. Various activities will be offered during the event, including a photobooth, a geolocated Snapchat filter and many more!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/455375375059527/

Per Help Group
Thursday, September 19 - 5 pm to 7pm
University Centre (UCU), room 220 
A space will be provided for female survivors and their allies to discuss issues related to sexual violence and their own experiences if they wish. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.  

Fall 2019 Sessions: 
Thursday, September 19, from 5pm to 7pm
Wednesday, October 30, from 5pm to 7pm
Thursday, November 28th, from 5pm to 7pm
Thursday, December 19, from 5pm to 7pm

Join the conversation! 

For more information or to request other needs or services, please contact the Sexual Violence Prevention Officer, Marie-Lou Villeneuve-Hobbs at marielou.vh@uottawa.ca.   

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2077351672572798/

WEEK 4

Take Back The Night
Thursday, September 26
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Let's all march together to speak out against all forms of violence against women and to demand the right for women to have safe access to public spaces, night and day, without fear.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/788224081580637/

WEEK 5

Let's Talk About Sex with Venus Envy! - CANCELLED
Thursday, October 3 - 12pm to 1:30 pm
Tabaret 083
This workshop brought to you by Venus Envy focuses on creating a positive relationship with sex. Learn how to move beyond judgment and stigma to embrace what works for you, and to be more comfortable voicing what doesn’t and how to handle different wants and needs, and how to hear a ‘No’ with compassion. Bring your lunch!

Registration required (40 places available): https://web47.uottawa.ca/en/lrs/node/33821

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2340315739630185/
To learn more about Venus Envy: https://venusenvy.ca/ 

WEEK 6

Consent and Inclusive Yoga - CANCELLED
Wednesday, October 9 - 12pm to 1 pm
UCU Terminus
Join us for an inclusive, consent focused yoga session!

Registration required (40 places available): https://web47.uottawa.ca/fr/lrs/node/33825

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/392743441441913/

6 Weeks of Sexual Violence Prevention on Campus - 2018

WEEK 1

Friday, September 7, 2018, 12pm – 4pm
University Square
“Do you NO the limit? - 360° of consent”
In collaboration with the SFUO – Social Justice Fair

Through 360 ° glasses, you will be propelled into the skin of a young woman who lives a situation where sexual consent is questioned. Come try the experiment and test your knowledge about consent.

For more details:
http://www.ydesfemmesmtl.org/en/youth-services/tools/#limit

WEEK 2

Monday, September 10, 2018, 12pm – 1pm
University Square
Organized by the Student Services Programming Team

Conference held by Mike Domitrz, American educator, author, publisher and founder of ‘’The Date Safe Project’’. Consent, healthy relationships, active witness intervention and sexual violence will be discussed. Join the conversation!

For more details: https://welcome.uottawa.ca/events/can-i-kiss-you

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 11am – 1pm
90U, room 140
Conference and creation of a collective art work with CALACS Francophone
d'Ottawa (French only)
In collaboration with the Student Services Programming Team

Come and attend a conference that will provide a glimpse of CALACS Francophone Ottawa’s services and the many challenges they face in their work. You can then take part in the creation of a collective piece of art with the aim of denouncing and raising awareness about sexual violence. The collective art will be unveiled during the “Take back the night” march on September 20, 2018. Bring your lunch!

WEEK 3

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Desmarais Hall (55 Laurier St.)
Poster making for “Take back the night”
In collaboration with the SFUO, GSAÉD, Carleton, Algonquin College and La Cité

Join us for this poster-making event with in partnership with Carleton, Algonquin College and La Cité before the 40th “Take Back The Night” march. After, we will all march together to speak out against all forms of violence against women and to demand the right for women to have safe access to public spaces, night and day, without fear.

Bring all your friends and wear our colors (garnet and grey), proudly! Free pizza and more!

WEEK 4

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11am - 2pm
University Centre Terminus (UCU level 2)
#IBelieveYou campaign
In collaboration with the SFUO and GSAÉD

Take part in the #IBelieveYou campaign to show your support for survivors of sexual assault. University of Ottawa, Algonquin College, La Cité and Carleton are joining together to stand with survivors and send an important message: that when a survivor discloses, we start by believing them. Different activities will be proposed during the event, including a human library, a Snapchat geofilter and many more!

WEEK 5

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 11am – 1pm
Tabaret Lawn (550 Cumberland) and Aboriginal Resource Centre (1 Stewart, Room 130)
Sisters in Spirit Vigil
In collaboration with the Aboriginal Resource Centre

As part of the Sisters in Spirit vigil, we invite you to join us, in front of Tabaret, for a ceremony to honor our sisters and their families who have been affected by violence. We will then go to the Aboriginal Resource Centre to share a feast. The event is open to everyone.

To learn more about the vigil of Sisters of Spirit

WEEK 6

Friday, October 12, 2018, 10am - 12pm (in English) and 1pm – 3 pm (in French)
Tabaret (550 Cumberland) room C 119
“Mobilizing the Bystanders” workshop
Maximum of 25 people per session

Registration in French
Registration in English

This in-person training aims to equip the university community in better identifying the warning signs of sexual violence, in analyzing a situation of sexual violence and in intervening safely when you witness sexual violence.

 

Tools and resources

Please note that the feminine is used throughout this website, but it does not exclude any person who has been a victim of sexual violence.

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