Student Snapshots: Help someone

October 4, 2021 | Campus Life


MacEwan University students like Christine Wincentaylo do great things. Our Student Snapshots series is about sharing stories that illustrate their passion, experiences and accomplishments – both inside and outside of class.

In September, MacEwan University's Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response (OSVPER) began offering the It Takes All of Us online course.

It Takes All of Us, available through Blackboard for all students, is a free, self-paced course that answers questions about sexual consent, sexual violence, bystander intervention and healthy relationships.

Christine Wincentaylo, a member of Peer Health Education Team, encourages all MacEwan students to take it.

"The course helped me understand how to approach loved ones when discussing sexual violence and learning how to stop situations from happening," says Wincentaylo, a first-year social work student who says that even though she had a lot of knowledge about the subject matter, she still learned something new. "It will help students learn new approaches to different situations, teach them how to support themselves in their own lives and create a more sexually healthy and aware campus."

The two-hour training, she says, can really help someone.

"All of us can name at least one person who has experienced sexual violence," says Wincentaylo. "This course can create spaces for these much-needed conversations, which may create connections, empower those who have felt unheard or save a life."

 How to access the It Takes All of Us training:

  1. Log in to Blackboard

  2. Under My Blackboard, go to Self-Enroll Courses

  3. Under Human Rights and Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response, select "It Takes All of Us – Creating a Campus Community Free of Sexual Violence"

  4. Click submit to begin the course 

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