TRU drafts sexual violence policy

Posted on January 10th, 2017

Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops drafting a sexual violence policy to better address assaults on campus

Thompson Rivers University has hired a sexual violence prevention manager to address the problem of sexual violence on the Kamloops campus. According to non-profit Ending Violence B.C., as many as one-in-four women will be sexually assaulted while attending university. Christine Adam, the dean of students, said having someone as the main go-to person for sexual violence, prevention and response is “an incredible step forward for us as an institution.”

That go-to person is Amber Huva, who used to work at the Y Women’s Shelter in Kamloops where she delivered frontline services to women and children who had experienced violence.” After a long time of delivering those services, I realized I wanted to be a part of bigger change and engage with more community development pieces,” Huva said.

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