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People have come forward in highly publicized stories speaking to experiences of sexism, sexual violence and silencing at the hands of hockey players and teams. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Research and International

Showered in sexism: Hockey culture needs a reckoning

July 5, 2022 — 
Rather than finger-pointing, the hockey community needs to consider the ways entrenched hierarchies, rewarded performances of masculinity and enforcement of a “bro code” encourage sexism, misogyny, homophobia and hypermasculinity.

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Build skills for responding to disclosures of sexual violence

June 7, 2022 — 
Responding to Disclosures workshop prepares faculty and staff to offer support if they receive a disclosure of sexual violence from a student or colleague.

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UM presents Sexual Violence Awareness Week from Feb. 7-11, 2022

January 31, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba is holding Sexual Violence Awareness Week from February 7-11, 2022, offering a variety of events and training sessions for students, staff and faculty. The week is being held in conjunction with UMSU’s Healthy Sexuality Month.

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Bringing in the Bystander – working together to end sexual violence at UM

April 22, 2021 — 
In order to help contribute to a culture of safety on campus—UM’s Student Support is recruiting paid facilitators for a sexual violence prevention program called Bringing in the Bystander™.


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Responding to Disclosures workshops offered virtually

April 19, 2021 — 
An important part of supporting someone who has experienced sexual violence is being prepared to respond to a disclosure

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The many ways the Sexual Violence Resource Centre offers help

February 2, 2021 — 
Provides education, resources, and other information regarding sexual violence for all students, faculty, and staff members

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A safe space for everyone in our community

October 19, 2020 — 
UM's Sexual Violence Resource Centre is the university’s central hub for support and education for anyone affected by sexual violence, including faculty, staff and students.

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UM Campus During Fall

New Sexual Violence Awareness course available online

October 7, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba is committed to providing all students, faculty and staff with a safe environment in which to learn, teach, work and live. This means creating a campus that is free from all forms of sexual violence – including sexual harassment and assault.

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Sexual Violence Resource Centre remains open to UM community

August 13, 2020 — 
As the university works towards a gradual return to campus, the Sexual Violence Resource Centre remains open and accessible to all in the UM community.

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UM’s Sexual Violence Resource Centre is open and ready to help

April 30, 2020 — 
UM’s Sexual Violence Resource Centre (SVRC) remains open throughout the University’s COVID-19 response, providing individualized support services to students, staff and faculty who have been impacted by sexual violence

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