Rethinking the UBC Sexual Assault Policy through an Asian Canadian Lens

Rethinking the UBC Sexual Assault Policy through an Asian Canadian Lens

Thursday, Oct. 20 (12:30-2:00 pm)
Chilcotin Room (256), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall, Vancouver

What is going on with the sexual assault policy at UBC? What are the limitations? How can we (re)write the policy by centering a culturally appropriate approach? You’re invited to learn about the proposed policy from Dr. Sara-Jane Finlay, Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion. Dr. Lucia Lorenzi, panel member, recent UBC alumna, and anti-violence activist, will also talk about the expert panel recommendations. Following a moderated Q+A session, we will discuss and (re)imagine the policy through a student-led art activity. Come learn about the policy, make art, and have your voice heard. Lunch will be provided!

*Questions will be welcome. Here are some to think about:
– How do you feel this policy reflects your needs and cultural identities?
– What can students do to impact the policy?
– What kinds of changes do you want to see take place?
– How do you want the university to engage students regarding the policy in a culturally appropriate way?

*Click below to learn more about the presenters:
Dr. Sara-Jane Finlay
Dr. Lucia Lorenzi


This event will be taking place on the traditional, unceded, ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nation. We recognize that sexual violence plays a key role in colonial and gendered violence, and continues to affect Indigenous communities. As the land which UBC is situated on was taken without consent, we ask settlers to consider what it means to be good guests.

In thinking through how we want to make and take up space, we are prioritizing this event as a student and survivor-centric space that centers Indigenous and POC students (particularly Asian Canadian student communities). Please be mindful of this if you plan on attending. If you have any questions or concerns about what it means to be an ally, feel free to contact

*Accessibility info:

*If resources are available, language support can be provided if needed. We are also able to provide ASL interpretation if needed. To request these services, please contact by Oct. 13.

*There will be an active listener available during and after the dialogue if folks need to check in with someone.

*Food (meat, vegetarian, and gluten-free) will be provided. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs.

If you have questions or other accessibility needs, please email