Call for Proposals

The conference organizers invite proposal submissions for the two-day Changing the Conversation on Sexual Violence conference at UBC Vancouver from September 30th to October 1st, 2016. This conference will focus on cross-sectoral collaboration in preventing and responding to sexual violence within the context of post-secondary institutions, and will engage students, staff, faculty, administrators, government, and community-based anti-violence organizations. The event will be grounded in intersectional and anti-oppressive approaches, centering the experiences and voices of survivors.

The conference is organized by the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR), the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) at UBC, and the Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC). It builds upon two earlier events co-hosted by the conference organizers: the Inter-University Conversation on Sexual Assault Prevention conference (April 2015) and The Power of Our Collective Voices Pre-Conference Symposium (May 30, 2016), and is made possible by the Department of Justice Canada, with support from the AMS Sexual Assault Initiatives Fund.

Areas of Focus 

  • Sexual violence prevention and culture-change
  • Voices and perspectives of students, including LGBT+ students, racialized students, international students, and students living with disabilities
  • Experiences of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Students, sex work, and violence
  • Role of faculty and staff
  • Trauma and resilience
  • Barriers to disclosing and reporting
  • Development and implementation of policies and programs

Workshop/panel proposals must be submitted to by August 20, 2016, using the submission form below. For a Word version of this form, please email

Conference Call for Proposals Form