Anonymous student tells story of asking for help after sexual assault at Canadian university  

August 31, 2018

“My story is unsettling and, sadly, all too common,” writes a Canadian university student in a reflection on their experience of sexual assault and its aftermath. The student was immediately connected with a counsellor, whom the student says was “an invaluable support at a crucial time.” The ensuring journey takes the reader through the experience of engaging health services, academic accommodations, and the campus human rights office. “The fact that I had to knock on so many doors at least paved the way for a number of changes that will ensure administrators have the proper knowledge to implement the university’s policies,” the author concludes. “I can only hope that this article will inspire other universities to take similar measures to ensure their policies are followed.” University Affairs