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Contact Us

Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response (SVPR) is available to offer individual support services virtually. However, accompaniment support will not be available at this time.  You can schedule an appointment by emailing svpr@tru.ca.  Once your appointment is made, SVPR will contact you.

Victims/survivors are encouraged to reach out to community resources as well:

Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Center: 250-372-0179.
Y Women’s Emergency Shelter: 250-374-6162.
BC Victim Link: 24 hour crisis support, multiple languages available.

If you are in immediate danger please call 911. Safety planning resources can be found here


Drop in Hours

Starting in mid-September 2020, drop in hours will be offered via Microsoft Teams on Tuesdays from 9am - 11am. Please contact the Sexual Violence and Prevention Office for more information.

Team

  • Zahra Ghoreishi
    Zahra Ghoreishi
    Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager
    sghoreishi@tru.ca

    Biography

    Zahra has been with TRU since June 2021 as a Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature in 2011 from Azad University in Tehran, Iran. Zahra obtained a Master of Arts in Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies in 2018 from the University of Saskatchewan and then a TESOL Diploma from ILAC College in Toronto in 2019.

    Before joining TRU, Zahra held various positions including Workshop Facilitator (U of S Women’s Centre), Communications Coordinator (U of S Internationalization Office), and WGS Researcher (Saskatoon Community-University Institute for Social Research). She believes that her support work is meaningful and appreciates the opportunities to empower individuals as they go through their healing journey.

    Zahra enjoys playing volleyball, board games, reading, travelling, cooking, and sometimes just watching what goes on around her.

  • Amber Huva
    Amber Huva
    Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager
    ahuva@tru.ca

Culture of Respect

As part of Thompson Rivers University’s continued commitment to addressing to campus sexualized violence, we have joined the Culture of Respect Collective. The Collective is an ambitious two-year program brings together institutions of higher education who are dedicated to ending campus sexual violence and guides them through a rigorous process of self-assessment and targeted organizational change. The program is grounded in an expert-developed public health framework, cross campus collaboration, and peer-led learning to make meaningful programmatic and policy changes.

A team of over 30 people have come together and committed to driving the program forward.

Policy

Learn more at the policy page

Vision

"The University is committed to raising awareness and educating the campus community about Sexual Violence, developing a consent culture, reducing the risk of incidents of Sexual Violence, responding to the needs of Victims/Survivors for support and empowerment, and to responding to incidents of Sexual Violence effectively and fairly."

Goals & Activities

  • Participate in the implementation and revisions of the Sexual Violence Policy (BRD 25-0)
  • Provide prevention and education opportunities to the campus community
  • Provide support to victim/survivors of sexualized violence
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