Our North Bay Campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities like the Harris Learning Library and the R.J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre. Customize your learning experience in our Applied and Professional Studies, Arts and Science, and Education degree programs.
As of Friday, June 24, 2016, the Muskoka Campus was closed. All programs have been moved and are now offered at the North Bay Campus. Please direct any inquiries to:
100 College Drive
North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
Tel: 705.474.3450, ext.4200
Toll Free (within Ontario): 800.655.5154
The Concurrent Education program at our Brantford Campus is offered in partnership with Laurier Brantford. Graduates receive an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Society, Culture & Environment from Laurier Brantford and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing.
A Nipissing University Community member may disclose an experience of sexual violence to you, regardless of your role, or position in the University. The following information provides some general dos and don’ts to assist you if someone discloses their experience of sexual violence to you:
Listen – Allow the person time to share with you what information they feel comfortable sharing. Be supportive and listen non-judgmentally. They may not act or feel like themselves. They may be experiencing a range of emotions, such as confusion, guilt, anxiety, or sadness. Try to remember that any response they have is okay, as everyone responds to trauma differently. Don’t try to give advice; just listen and empathize that what they have experienced is very painful.
Don’t pry for information – They may not be comfortable sharing all of the details with you. Don’t ask for more details about the sexual violence unless it is directly related to safety, or if there is any perceived current or future threat of harm.
Encourage them to seek help – Reassure them that they can inform University Security, the local police and/or to seek medical attention, if they haven’t already. For more information on this, please click here to see the section "I've Experienced Sexual Violence." Offer to support them in contacting a Counsellor or Crisis Line if you feel they need to talk to a professional.
Be patient – It might take some time to get back to “normal.” This can be a stressful time for people supporting an individual who has been sexually assaulted, too. Take care of yourself. Click here for a list of community services should you also want to seek out support for yourself.
Recognize, Respond, Refer
The Ontario Government has made sexual violence prevention a priority by focusing on the root causes of sexual violence; gender inequality, and unhealthy attitudes and behaviours. #WhoWillYouHelp is their campaign focused on bystanders taking action to support the survivor. Use #WhoWillYouHelp to join the conversation.
Visit the #WhoWillYouHelp website: http://www.ontario.ca/home-and-community/we-can-all-help-stop-sexual-violence
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