September 21, 2021

Join us and the Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office (SVSPO) as we explore what an Active Bystander is. All club members, and student unions are invited to reflect on the importance of bystander intervention to create a culture of care and consent in their clubs, events, and on campus. Paola Quiros (she/her), an Educator with the SVSPO, will facilitate the discussion on identifying potentially harmful situations and implementing actionable steps to move from a passive to an active bystander. 

Time, Venue and Registration:

The workshop will take place online via Zoom on October 14, 2021 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

To attend, please register using this link at the latest by Oct 7, 2021at 11:59 pm (PST).

Trigger Warning:

In this workshop, we will touch on issues relating to sexual violence that may be sensitive and triggering to some people. This workshop will be interactive, but please participate however it feels right for you. If you have questions or concerns about this session that you wish to discuss privately, please email the workshop facilitator Paola Quiros ( 

About the hosts:

The SFSS is deeply committed to changing the culture around sexual misconduct on campus, and creating safer communities for all. This is why we want to empower Club members to participate in the Bystander Intervention training to support their leadership skills. This workshop is hosted in partnership with the Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office (SVSPO). The SVSPO offers free, confidential support services for all SFU and Fraser International College community members (students, faculty, and staff) who have been directly or indirectly impacted by sexual violence. To learn more about the SVSPO, please visit their website.

About the Workshop Facilitator: 

Paola Quiros (she/her) is the Educator with the SVSPO. In this role, she facilitates education and outreach for SFU and FIC undergrad and grad students. Most recently Paola has been the SFSS Women’s Centre Coordinator where she managed all services provided to students at the centre while also offering support and workshops on sexual education, gender violence, sex positivity, and feminist issues. As a woman of color, she constantly looks for ways to bring the voice of racialized people in everything she does.

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