BC minister releases statement on sexual violence and misconduct information campaign

August 29, 2018

“Student life should never include any type of sexualized violence or misconduct. However, we know that roughly two-thirds of sexual assaults on campus occur during the first eight weeks of school,” says a recent statement from BC Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, Melanie Mark. The province has recently launched an information campaign to prevent sexualized violence and misconduct on and around postsecondary campuses. “Our campaign focuses on raising awareness,” the statement adds. “Sexualized violence and misconduct … have life-changing consequences for everyone involved.” The statement notes that the new campaign will aim to reach students throughout BC through a combination of social media advertising, student newspapers, and print materials to be distributed to popular bars on and around campuses. BC