Take Note

Take Note is a series of events centered around sharing stories of gender-based violence. We hope to highlight lived experiences of resilience, survival and healing. We ask what it means for individuals and systems to be accountable and what we can do to shift dominant narratives about gender-based violence.

Upcoming events:

If you have an idea for a future event, please reach us at vpea@theuwsa.ca

Gender-based violence, gender violence or gendered violence, stands for violence upon individuals and groups that are connected to normative understandings of their gender. While often used when talking about ‘violence against women’, gendered violence can and does occur for people of all genders.

For more information on Gender-based violence on campus, check out the Canadian Federation of Students’ report here. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing gender-based violence, here are some resources available to you:

University of Winnipeg Students’ Association: 

  • Non-Academic Misconduct Advocacy
    Your VPSA can advocate for you in cases of non-academic misconduct and accompany you to meetings.
  • Women-Trans Spectrum Centre
    Bulman Student Centre, Concourse Level, Room 0R12
    The Women-Trans Spectrum Centre is an accessible and inclusive resource centre for women and trans students.
  • Rainbow Lounge 
    The Rainbow Lounge is a safe, social space, open to all students with an open and inclusive view of sexuality and gender diversity.
    Bulman Student Centre, Concourse Level, Room 0R13
  • UWSA SafeWalk and SafeRide
    The UWSA SafeWalk program is designed to ensure all students, staff, faculty and community members feel safe walking to their vehicle, bus stop or residence within the neighbourhood by having two volunteers accompany them.
    Room 1C36 – Near Security Services
    204-786-9272 (Security Services)

On-Campus (University of Winnipeg) resources: 

Off-Campus (Winnipeg) resources:

  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline 
    24-hour telephone support and counselling are available in several languages for women who have experienced gender-based violence.
  • Information and 24-hour online support for men who have experienced sexual violence.



University of Winnipeg
University of Winnipeg
University of Winnipeg