We sincerely hope that no one experiences problems on co-op but if you do, please tell a professional; harassment may escalate when problems are not reported.
If you are enrolled in co-op, you should read this story that educates co-op students about harassment in the workplace.
Educating co-op students about workplace harassment
If you experience problems on co-op, you are encouraged to approach your CECA student advisor, or to approach one of the two CECA advisors who specialize in reports of harassment.
A new Sexual Violence Response Coordinator (SVRC) works outside CECA and is responsible for providing support to students, faculty and staff who experience sexual harassment or sexual violence. (Sexual harassment falls under UW’s definition of sexual violence, and is covered by Policy 42 and by the SVRC. The SVRC provides support whether or not an official complaint is made.)
Harassment and Discrimination
If you are affected by sexual violence you are strongly encouraged to seek support, including medical attention as needed. The University of Waterloo’s Office of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion lists resources in the Waterloo Region.
Campus Wellness helps all students at the University of Waterloo. Their professionals provide primary medical care and mental health services using an inclusive, connected, and collaborative approach.
You can contact Maura Grossman, Director of WiCS, if you are not supported by the above services and professionals.