Campus Initiatives

Research forums, awareness-raising initiatives, leadership training—we offer multiple opportunities for you to get involved, deepen your understanding of sexual violence, and grow your skills for creative a safe and caring community!

The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response provides an outreach booth (staffed or unstaffed) for events on campus that features information, handouts, resources and swag. To include a booth at your event, contact the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator.


The annual Student Research Award and Forum recognizes outstanding student research and creative work that focuses on the topic of sexual violence. Students who have submitted a paper, project or creative work on the topic of sexual violence as part of their courses at MacEwan University are invited to apply for the award and present their work. A call for applications is issued twice each year, at the end of the Winter and Fall terms.


Ending Sexual Violence: Week of Action is an annual opportunity for learning, dialogue, and community-building as we work to foster a culture of consent on campus. Held in early October, this week-long event series features an assortment of activities, including art exhibitions, performances, information booths, workshops, and panels to promote awareness of and discussion about sexual violence.

Ending Sexual Violence: Week of Action

Held every February, Healthy Relationships Week is all about cultivating thriving connections and preventing relationship violence. Events and initiatives are designed to deepen your understanding and gain new skills for building healthy, caring relationships and communities.

Healthy Relationships Week

MacEwan Anti-Violence Education Network (MAVEN) is a team of MacEwan students who provide community leadership in sexual violence prevention and education. Volunteers with this award-winning program receive comprehensive training and mentorship, and contribute to MacEwan University’s efforts to address sexual violence by delivering consent workshops, developing events and outreach initiatives, and assisting with OSVPER programming. MAVEN runs from August to April, and volunteer recruitment takes place every winter semester for the upcoming academic year.


The Sexual Violence Support Guide (SVSG) is a leadership initiative for MacEwan employees. Offered by the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response and Wellness and Psychological Services, this nationally recognized program is designed to engage MacEwan employees as partners in addressing sexual violence. Participants in the SVSG receive training to:

  • Develop understanding of sexual violence as a social and public health issue
  • Learn to respond to disclosures of sexual violence in a trauma-informed manner
  • Gain an applied understanding of MacEwan’s Sexual Violence Policy
  • Learn to make appropriate referrals as part of an effective response to disclosures
  • Engage with theoretical and practical approaches to sexual violence prevention

After completing training, employees can choose to take on the role of a Support Guide, serving as an information resource to students and colleagues about sexual violence support and education services. The Support Guide team is made up of employees from across the university who are working to create a culture of consent and support at MacEwan.

To find out about upcoming Support Guide trainings, contact the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator.

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