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SVOVE

STUDENT VOICE ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE ELIMINATION

SVOVE

STUDENT VOICE ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE ELIMINATION

What is SVOVE and its connection to the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response (OSVPER)?

SVOVE is a SAMU committee created exclusively by students. SVOVE is not directly connected to the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention. However, SVOVE reports to the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Committee (SVPEC), composed of faculty, staff, students, and OSVPER staff.

What is the purpose of SVOVE?

SVOVE exists to consult students on their opinions regarding MacEwan’s sexual violence policies and then advises SVPEC on the students’ views and thoughts regarding these policies. The members of SVOVE also discuss sexual violence policies at MacEwan. The VP of Student Life and the Chair then share their thoughts at SVPEC meetings. SVOVE will also be exploring running some in-person tabling and education/information sessions in Winter 2022. 

Why is this important to students?

SVOVE provides students with the opportunity to share their thoughts on Sexual violence policies at MacEwan, with the assurance that their thoughts will be shared with the highest-level decision-makers who can change policies at MacEwan. The feedback we receive from students can ultimately shape what sexual violence policies at MacEwan will look like in the future. 

What is the process to report an incident or talk to someone?  

Note: Incidents should only be reported to OSVPER. They are the only office equipped to address a sexual violence disclosure/incident adequately. If a student discloses an incident to SVOVE, it would be immediately forwarded to OSVPER for investigation. We will continue to make sure it is understood that if the student wants to report a disclosure of sexual violence, it needs to go to Office of Sexual Violence – Report Sexual Violence

The purpose of this form is to create change. Anonymous submissions are welcomed. Our channels are open. Note: If you are not comfortable filling out the form, you can email vpstudentlife@macewan.ca or call 780-497-5468 directly.
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Where else can students go for more information?

Students can learn all about MacEwan’s sexual violence policy and procedures at Office of Sexual Violence Prevention Education and Response

SAMU Programs aim to provide students with activities and opportunities to learn about wellbeing, as well as raising awareness about various resources available to students, both in and outside the MacEwan community.

Our mission is to provide ongoing and one-off programming with the direct aim to improve the long-term wellbeing of MacEwan students and their community.

SAMU Programs consist of the Student Refugee Program (SRP), StressLess, Sustainability, SAMU Cares, and Artworks. SAMU Programs also runs a variety of other programming and interactive campaigns, blog posts, hands out wellness bags, and organizes activities that fall under two umbrellas of focus – Wellbeing and Community.

Please note, all SAMU programming is subject to change as we respond to updates and guidelines for COVID-19.

Programs Manager
norteym@macewan.ca

Community Assistant
SAcommunity@macewan.ca

Wellbeing Assistant
SAwellbeing@macewan.ca

Stress is a common and normal issue for a student to experience. It can be the result of any number of problems.

Signs of stress can be physical, emotional, or behavioural. Some common symptoms of feeling stressed include:

Sleep problems
Irritability
Headaches
Anxiety
Indecisiveness
Stress is the result of an imbalance between demands and coping strategies. When the demands placed on us are greater than our ability to cope with them, we experience stress.

The key to handling stress is to regain balance by increasing our coping strategies to deal with the demands. When we look at coping, we want to be doing things that are both external and internal. It is essential to develop a strong social system, break up your routine, take care of your body, and ask for help when needed.

Stress is a common and normal issue for a student to experience. It can be the result of any number of problems.

Signs of stress can be physical, emotional, or behavioural. Some common symptoms of feeling stressed include:

Sleep problems
Irritability
Headaches
Anxiety
Indecisiveness
Stress is the result of an imbalance between demands and coping strategies. When the demands placed on us are greater than our ability to cope with them, we experience stress.

The key to handling stress is to regain balance by increasing our coping strategies to deal with the demands. When we look at coping, we want to be doing things that are both external and internal. It is essential to develop a strong social system, break up your routine, take care of your body, and ask for help when needed.

Stress is a common and normal issue for a student to experience. It can be the result of any number of problems.

Signs of stress can be physical, emotional, or behavioural. Some common symptoms of feeling stressed include:

Sleep problems
Irritability
Headaches
Anxiety
Indecisiveness
Stress is the result of an imbalance between demands and coping strategies. When the demands placed on us are greater than our ability to cope with them, we experience stress.

The key to handling stress is to regain balance by increasing our coping strategies to deal with the demands. When we look at coping, we want to be doing things that are both external and internal. It is essential to develop a strong social system, break up your routine, take care of your body, and ask for help when needed.

Stress is a common and normal issue for a student to experience. It can be the result of any number of problems.

Signs of stress can be physical, emotional, or behavioural. Some common symptoms of feeling stressed include:

Sleep problems
Irritability
Headaches
Anxiety
Indecisiveness
Stress is the result of an imbalance between demands and coping strategies. When the demands placed on us are greater than our ability to cope with them, we experience stress.

The key to handling stress is to regain balance by increasing our coping strategies to deal with the demands. When we look at coping, we want to be doing things that are both external and internal. It is essential to develop a strong social system, break up your routine, take care of your body, and ask for help when needed.

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Student Refugee Program

Each term, $2.50 of your student fees goes towards supporting SAMU’s Student Refugee Program (SRP). Working with World University Service of Canada (WUSC), SRP funds the tuition and housing of a refugee student for four years. With the help of a local committee group made up of students and staff, SAMU ensures all the sponsored student’s needs are met throughout their time at MacEwan.

Questions? Email norteym@macewan.ca

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Questions? Email norteym@macewan.ca

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