Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response (SVPR) is available to offer individual support services virtually. However, accompaniment support will not be available at this time. You can schedule an appointment by emailing email@example.com. Once your appointment is made, SVPR will contact you.
Victims/survivors are encouraged to reach out to community resources as well:
Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Center: 250-372-0179.
Y Women’s Emergency Shelter: 250-374-6162.
BC Victim Link: 24 hour crisis support, multiple languages available.
If you are in immediate danger please call 911. Safety planning resources can be found here.
Starting in mid-September 2020, drop in hours will be offered via Microsoft Teams on Tuesdays from 9am - 11am. Please contact the Sexual Violence and Prevention Office for more information.
Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager
Meaghan has worked at TRU supporting students and delivering education since 2016. She earned a Master of Science in Global Health and is currently working toward a PhD in Community Engagement, Social Change and Equity. She is excited by the opportunity to put those skills and learning into action with the SVPR team.
Meaghan takes a survivor-centered and trauma-informed approach to her work, recognizing that each person’s experience and decisions about what to do next will be unique to them. She is dedicated to supporting people in a way that fits for them and believes that people are the experts of their own lives and contexts. Meaghan enjoys educating and learning from the broader TRU community about how everyone has a role to play in creating safer, more inclusive relationships and communities.
In her free time, you’ll find Meaghan enjoying the beautiful, unceded lands around us, laughing and enjoying time with family and friends, planning her next trip (even if it’s just hypothetical for now!), and scrolling through adoptable dogs.
Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager
Zahra has been with TRU since June 2021 as a Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature in 2011 from Azad University in Tehran, Iran. Zahra obtained a Master of Arts in Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies in 2018 from the University of Saskatchewan and then a TESOL Diploma from ILAC College in Toronto in 2019.
Before joining TRU, Zahra held various positions including Workshop Facilitator (U of S Women’s Centre), Communications Coordinator (U of S Internationalization Office), and WGS Researcher (Saskatoon Community-University Institute for Social Research). She believes that her support work is meaningful and appreciates the opportunities to empower individuals as they go through their healing journey.
Zahra enjoys playing volleyball, board games, reading, travelling, cooking, and sometimes just watching what goes on around her.
Director of Student Affairs
Marian has been with TRU since 2011. Before joining the Faculty of Student Development Marian was an Instructor in the School of Social Work & Human Service. She was the Program Coordinator for the School’s Open Learning programs in 2013/14 and Field Education Coordinator for the Bachelor of Social Work Program in 2014 to 2016. Marian taught both on campus and with Open Learning. Marian loved working with students in their field experiences enjoying observing the shift from student to professional.
Additionally Marian has maintained a Private Practice in the community as a registered Social Worker. Her Private Practice work includes community development work related to elder abuse and working with mandated clients in groups and 1 to 1. Marian was a student of the University College of the Cariboo completing a Human Service Certificate (1996) and then a Bachelor of Social Work (1999). Marian obtained a Masters in Social Work from University of British Columbia in 2006 while working full time. She continued her learning completing a Diploma in Family Therapy (2012) and then a Graduate Certificate in Child & Youth Mental Health though TRU Open learning (2012).
Marian is an avid scrapbooker and has been documenting her families adventures through photos for the past 20 years. Marian loves to travel to warm sunny beaches and loves to swim.
Culture of Respect
As part of Thompson Rivers University’s continued commitment to addressing to campus sexualized violence, we have joined the Culture of Respect Collective. The Collective is an ambitious two-year program brings together institutions of higher education who are dedicated to ending campus sexual violence and guides them through a rigorous process of self-assessment and targeted organizational change. The program is grounded in an expert-developed public health framework, cross campus collaboration, and peer-led learning to make meaningful programmatic and policy changes.
A team of over 30 people have come together and committed to driving the program forward.
Learn more at the policy page
"The University is committed to raising awareness and educating the campus community about Sexual Violence, developing a consent culture, reducing the risk of incidents of Sexual Violence, responding to the needs of Victims/Survivors for support and empowerment, and to responding to incidents of Sexual Violence effectively and fairly."
Goals & Activities
- Participate in the implementation and revisions of the Sexual Violence Policy (BRD 25-0)
- Provide prevention and education opportunities to the campus community
- Provide support to victim/survovirs of sexualized violence