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The University of Manitoba prioritizes the prevention of sexual assault, sexual violence, and sexual harassment through collective education, awareness and building a culture of consent within our campus community.

Bringing in the Bystander

About the program:

Bringing in the Bystander: A Prevention Workshop for Establishing a Community of Responsibility®, developed at the University of New Hampshire, and first used in Canada by the University of Windsor, is an interactive curriculum that encourages student participants to see themselves as bystanders that might safely intervene to stop a sexual assault before it occurs. The curriculum focuses on a community responsibility model in preventing sexual assault, its main message is that "Everyone in the community has a role to play in ending sexual violence." Student participants learn the importance of speaking out against social norms that support sexual violence, to become aware of and identify potential risks in various situations, to develop empathy and support survivors, and how to safely interrupt or intervene in situations that could lead to sexual violence.

The University of Manitoba chose this specific program as it has been thoroughly researched, and there is clear evidence that it is effective. The curriculum has been adapted to fit both the Canadian context and University of Manitoba community through consultation with the University of New Hampshire, the University of Windsor and a diverse group of stakeholders from the U of M campus.

If you are interested in participating in this 3-hour or 90 minute workshop, or offering this workshop to a student group or during a training event, orientation, or class, please contact:

Katie Kutryk RN, Health & Wellness Educator


Leah Deane, M.S.W., Student Support Coordinator
Services for Students at Bannatyne Campus, S211 Medical Services Building

Responding to a disclosure informational sessions

If you are a staff group or member of a student group that is interested in receiving a 30 minute training session on how to utilize the Helping Someone Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted and Resources for Responding to a Disclosure of Sexual Assault guide (PDF), as well as learning how to effectively respond to disclosures, please contact:

Katie Kutryk RN, Health & Wellness Educator

Sessions will include a brief orientation to the guide as well as some practical tips.


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