Incidents of sexual harassment, including sexual assault should be reported to the Sexual Harassment Advisor so you can receive information about the university's policy and procedures, obtain advice on the options available to you for support, and initiate a timely resolution process. If interim measures or accomodations are required, the Advisor can facilitate this for you as well as assist with referrals to other supports and resources.
Reporting incidents helps break the silence and open the conversation about sexual harassment and sexual assault at our university.
Yes. Filing a complaint through the Sexual Harassment Office does not prevent you from reporting to the police, in fact the Advisor can assist and support you in making this report. If the matter falls under the Human Rights Act, you can consider filing a complaint with the commission as well. The Advisor is available to support you in exploring these options.
Under the Sexual Harassment Policy a complaint must be filed within twelve (12) months of the incident. Incidents that occurred prior to the twelve (12) months may be referenced if the incidents are relevant and part of a series of incidents that form part of the pattern of harassment.
Yes. Under the University Wide Procedures for Sexual Harassment Concerns and Complaints there are options for an informal resolution. If you have been sexually assaulted you can also explore options from our Sexual Assault Support and Response Guides. The Advisor can provide information for additional resources and facilitate a referral to any service you may find beneficial as well as providing support and guidance with the choices you make. The Advisor is available for consultations regardless of whether you choose to make a complaint or request a resolution.
Yes. You are in control of the process and we will offer support and guidance with the choices you make. The 'triple C's' - confidentiality, control and consent of your information - are very important to us and we will only step outside this if there is a concern of harm to self or others.
You can report incidents that you are not directly involved in by contacting the Sexual Harassment Advisor. Sexual harassment and sexual assault is an issue where bystanders can help make a difference, such as by reporting incidents that are witnessed. This shared responsibility is especially important for those in an authoritative role in the university.
This should be reported to the Sexual Harassment Advisor. Our policy applies to off campus events including work terms, conferences, athletic trips, traveling abroad, etc. Your place of employment may also have a policy in place. You can contact the Advisor for support, guidance and advice concerning work-term harassment.