Bishop’s opens new Sexual Violence Support Centre

By Quinn Ruby, Local Journalism Initiative
Bishop’s opens new Sexual Violence Support Centre
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Bishop’s University’s new Sexual Violence Support Centre opened its doors at the beginning of the school year in early September. Located in the Peer Support Centre in the Student Union Building below the Gait, the centre is open every weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The space is shared with the BUnited Peer Support Centre which is open in the evenings after the Sexual Violence Support Centre closes.
They offer “confidential, non-judgmental, non-directional support to those who have been impacted by sexual and gender-based violence,” as stated on their website. The main function of the centre, says Dean of student affairs Dr. Stine Linden-Andersen, is to “provide support and advocacy for survivors. Some survivors just want a safe space to connect and disclose and some survivors would like support in going through our processes, whether formal or informal.”
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