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Program addressing gender-based violence to launch at U of T Mississauga

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 11:51am
Jane Stirling

A program to address gender-based violence on campus will be launched on Wednesday, March 6, at 12:10 p.m., in the atrium of the Communication, Culture & Technology Building, 3359 Mississauga Rd. N., U of T Mississauga.

CampUS, an innovative two-year initiative, will promote education, awareness and prevention strategies to reduce gender-based violence. Plans will include updating a campus safety audit, researching female students’ experiences at U of T Mississauga and developing a community campus safety plan. The launch occurs as part of International Women’s Week Celebrations.

Speakers will include Yasmine Youssef, vice-president, equity, of the UTM Students’ Union and CampUS advisory committee member; Mark Overton, dean of students, U of T Mississauga; and Farheen Khan, development manager of Interim Place.

Interim Place, in partnership with U of T Mississauga, received $200,000 from Status of Women Canada to deliver the program. CampUS is one of 21 projects across Canada that received almost $4 million to tackle a wide range of issues related to violence against female students.

Interim Place has been providing shelter and support services for over 30 years to women who face violence in the Region of Peel.

WHAT:       CampUS launch
WHEN:       Wednesday, March 6, 12:10 p.m.
WHERE:     Atrium of Communication, Culture & Technology (CCT) Building, U of T Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd. N.

*Parking passes are available for the CCT underground parking garage. Please RSVP to Jacqueline Benn-John to reserve one.  

Jane Stirling     
Marketing and Communications 
U of T Mississauga   

Jacqueline Benn-John
CampUS Project Manager
Interim Place