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RISE: Respecting Individuals and Supporting Equity

The RISE Program is a suite of workshops that provide training and education on bystander intervention skills in order to prevent and respond to discrimination and harassment.

The goal of our workshops are to foster a safe and inclusive campus community. Participants will receive foundational knowledge on how oppression manifests, and what they can do on an individual level to foster a safe and inclusive community at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. In each workshop, bystander intervention skills will be applied through the use of case studies or role playing activities.

If you have any questions about the RISE Program, contact equity@uoit.ca.

 

Join us for the following workshops in Winter 2019, all from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Lab:

RISE: Main Workshop

Monday, January 21

RISE: Anti-Ableism

Monday, February 4

RISE: Gender Identity

Tuesday, February 26

RISE: First Peoples

Wednesday, February 27

RISE: Religion and Spirituality

Monday, March 4

RISE: Feminism

Tuesday, March 12

RISE: First Peoples

Monday, March 18

RISE: Sexual Orientation

Monday, March 18

RISE: Anti-Racism

Tuesday, March 26

RISE: Sexual Violence Prevention

Monday, April 1

 

There will also be a RISE: First People workshop scheduled so please check back for that date. 

All workshops listed above are scheduled from 5 to 6:30pm in the Learning Lab, Student Life Building.

Register at: https://studentlifeportal.uoit.ca

Ambassadors, you will receive your event code at the session to count towards your Ambassador points.

RISE: Main workshop

Participants will be introduced to bystander intervention skills that they can use to prevent and respond to discrimination and harassment. It is recommended that participants complete this workshop before attending other RISE workshops.

Rise: anti-Ablism

Participants will identify stereotypes targeting people with disabilities, and discuss known cases of discrimination and harassment that have targeted people with disabilities.

Rise: anti-racism

Participants will identify stereotypes targeting racialized people, and discuss known cases of discrimination and harassment that have targeted racialized communities.

RISE: Feminism

Participants will identify stereotypes targeting women and discuss the importance of feminism as a tool of action to challenge sexism. 

RISE: First Peoples

Participants will be introduced to the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, and engage in interactive activities addressing the negative impact colonization had and continues to have on Indigenous peoples today.

RISE: Gender identity

Participants will discussion the oppression of the transgender community focusing and the role that gender stereotypes play in the creation and manifestation of misconceptions about gender.

RISE: Religion and Spirituality

Participants will identify stereotypes stemming from religious and spiritual differences, and discuss known cases of discrimination and harassment that have targeted religious and spiritual communities.

RISE: SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Participants will identify stereotypes based on sexual orientation (ie. lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, etc), and discuss known cases of discrimination and harassment that have targeted these communities.

RISE: Sexual Violence Prevention

Participants will identify ways that they can prevent, intervene, and respond to sexual violence, and discuss topics such as rape culture, consent, and the spectrum of sexual violence.

As an additional benefit of your participation in the RISE workshops, we offer students the opportunity to earn a RISE Certificate confirming attendance and participation in the RISE programming.

In order to earn the certificate, you must complete the following:

  • Attend the RISE Main Workshop
  • Attend 4 of 8 additional workshops
    • RISE: Anti-Ableism
    • RISE: Anti-Racism
    • RISE: Feminism
    • RISE: First Peoples
    • RISE: Gender Identity
    • RISE: Religion and Spirituality
    • RISE: Sexual Orientation
    • RISE: Sexual Violence Prevention
  • Complete the mandatory online reflections (short answer reflection questions)

Please note, you are responsible for ensuring that you record your attendance with the session facilitator for certificate requirement verification.

To register for the Certificate, please email equity@uoit.ca with your full name, UOITnet email, sessions/dates attended

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