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There are people to talk to

I would just advocate that there are people to talk to, especially the counsellors. I'm in psychology, so I think it's super important to have someone to talk to and just express your thoughts. [...] It's like, just get it out, get it out, talk to someone. When it's in your head, it's just repeating the same thing over and over, and you don't want to go through that, so being able to talk to someone and have someone listen and be there for you, that's really nice.


  • Create and promote avenues for comprehensive sex education.

  • Ensure educational materials and initiatives explore relationships between sexual violence and drugs/alcohol. These materials should be mindful of pressures to over-consume and the fact that some international students are unfamiliar with drinking culture. Ensure and/or highlight the fact that no student who discloses or reports sexual assault will be penalized for substance use related to the incident in question.