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Mar
01

U4Consent: Guiding Principles

The following principles were employed in the development of the Our Turn National Action Plan. UTSU has adopted these principles in our work to end sexual violence on campus. We encourage other groups doing like work to also employ these guiding principles. Download the Guide: Guiding Principles

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Mar
01

U4Consent: What is Sexual Violence?

The following definitions were employed in the development of the Our Turn National Action Plan. UTSU has adopted these definitions in our work to end sexual violence on campus. The University of British Columbia (UBC) Sexual Assault and Other Misconduct Policy, which defines sexual misconduct as: … any sexual act or act targeting an individual’s […]

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Mar
01

U4Consent: Educating Your Community

Often the first person a survivor discloses their experience of sexual violence to is one that they have a personal relationship with. This could be a friend, significant other or family member. Keeping this in mind, it is important that individuals have a basic understanding of how best to respond to a disclosure appropriately and […]

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Feb
28

Student Commons Cafe Naming Contest

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Feb
28

Campaign Launch: U4Consent

This month, the UTSU is launching a series of new U4Consent initiatives. Active since 2015, U4Consent is a dynamic, multifaceted public education campaign that includes all of the UTSU’s sexual violence programming. The new initiatives include: Raising awareness of the university’s new sexual violence training module, and lobbying for sexual violence training to be made […]

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Feb
28

Student Suggestions to Improve University Mental Health Policy

Chimwemwe Alao| vpequity@utsu.ca February 28th, 2018 Full Report: Mandated Leave Policy   Update In the wake of the proposed University-Mandatory Leave of Absence Policy, a wide range of student groups and grassroots movements organized in order to voice their opposition. As part of this dialogue, the UTSU, in collaboration with Students for Barrier Free Access, hosted […]

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The Standard Lease Template and New Rules to Protect Rental Tenants

There are new rules that protect you if you rent off-campus housing in Ontario. Starting on April 30th, 2018 a new standard lease template must be used for all new leases of rental properties in the province. The standard lease aims to simplify the renting process and provide clear, easy to understand terminology regarding rent […]

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Feb
21

Health and Wellness Missed Appointments Fee

This week, the UTSU reached an agreement with Health and Wellness and Student Life that will see the missed appointment fee eliminated in most cases. Effective immediately, students will no longer be fined for missing appointments at Health and Wellness, as long as the reason for the absence was beyond the student’s control. Importantly, mental […]

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