USask students rally against sexual violence after woman assaulted

October 13, 2021
Students at the University of Saskatchewan are rallying against sexual violence after a woman was sexually assaulted on campus and threatened with a weapon. Students, faculty, staff, and supporters rallied to support survivors and call for changes that will ensure that students are safe on campus. Speakers at the rally addressed Indigenous student and international student concerns about safety, discussing how Indigenous students feel additional fears about their safety and how international students may experience barriers to navigating the systems to get help after a sexual assault. “Everyone’s safety on this campus is a right, not a privilege,” said USask student Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias. USask has temporarily increased safety measures, and administrators are considering how they can best ensure student safety on campus. CBC (1) | CBC (2) (SK)