Active Bystander Program

The Active Bystander Program is a new initiative lead by your Graduate Student Society in partnership with UBC. The program aims to train graduate students as facilitators who will deliver Active Bystander Workshops to fellow graduate students on how they can help stop sexual assaults on campus.

Facilitators will be leading workshops designed to provide the following outcomes to fellow UBC graduate students:

  • Help empower fellow students on how to respond to discriminatory and hurtful language and behaviour as they witness it
  • Understand the social elements that allow for sexual assault to exist
  • Explain active bystanding and the bystander effect
  • Develop the ability to identify situations where action is needed and have the tools to act

Two-Day Training Session for Workshop Facilitators*

June 25 & 26, 2016
9am – 4:30pm
Thea Koerner House Graduate Student Centre
6371 Crescent Road, UBC Vancouver

Objective

To provide trainers with awareness and application of tools available to them to facilitate better active members of the community.

Key topic areas
  • Notice a problem, consider the best intervention and/or exit strategies
  • Learn the skills and strategies to step up
Refreshments
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Beverages will be available during breaks. Please feel free to bring your mugs.

Download GSS Active Bystander Workshop Facilitator Application Form
Application deadline: Closed

* This session is being offered in collaboration with the Sexual Assault Intervention and Prevention team.