On the road: Zero reported sexual assaults at George Brown

We asked students if they were surprised that CBC News reported that George Brown College said there were zero reported sexual assaults on campus in 2014.

Image of Keisha Mitchell-Pitter a Community Worker

#1. Keisha Mitchell-Pitter, Community Worker | Photo: Tina Todaro / The Dialog

Keisha Mitchell-Pitter, community worker
“It’s such a big school and you always hear stuff happening around the school about incidents, so it’s surprising to hear that nothing is happening inside the school.”

Image of Dimitrije Lav Vujcic a community worker

#2. Dimitrije Lav Vujcic, Community Worker | Photo: Tina Todaro / The Dialog

Dimitrije “Lav” Vujcic, community worker and Student Association community services representative
“For me the surprise is that it’s not reported. It kind of indicates that victims of sexual assault don’t talk. Maybe they don’t know where to go, because the security are men, and because there’s nowhere to go. If I was sexually assaulted I personally wouldn’t know where to go, so maybe that’s the fault of the college.”

Image of Gary Pereira from hospitality management

#3. Gary Pereira, Hospitality Management | Photo: Tina Todaro / The Dialog

Gary Pereira, hospitality management
“I can say for a fact that’s not true. I’ve known of some incidents that have happened but that does surprise me because I know it’s not true.”

Image of Filomena Facciolo of Architectural Technology program

#4. Filomena Facciolo, Architectural Technology | Photo: Tina Todaro / The Dialog

Filomena Facciolo, architectural technology
“I am a little bit surprised but at the same time I’m not. Yes, we are in Toronto so it is a little bit shocking that not one happened but at the same time we do have a safe walk program so it helps students approach someone wearing a vest and go to the station or close to where they live so that way they get home safely.”

Image of Mayowa Elemide of Civil Engineering program

#5. Mayowa Elemide, Civil Engineering | Photo: Tina Todaro / The Dialog

Mayowa Elemide, civil engineering
“No I’m not surprised. Everyone is friendly and George Brown College students are great.”

Image of Ana Montelibabo a student of Business Marketing program

#6. Ana Montelibabo, Business Marketing | Photo: Tina Todaro / The Dialog

Ana Montelibabo, business marketing
“I’m not surprised. I always feel safe at George Brown, and I’ve never felt threatened.”

 

Image of Imogen Gardner a community worker

#8. Imogen Gardner, Community Worker | Photo: Tina Todaro / The Dialog

Imogen Gardner, community worker
“I’m not surprised because George Brown students are very respectful of women.”

Image of Victoria Contreras a community worker

#7. Victoria Contreras, Community Worker | Photo: Tina Todaro / The Dialog

Victoria Contreras, community worker
“I’m not surprised only because a lot of the time victims of sexual assault don’t want to talk about what they’ve experienced in fear of having the blame put on them.”

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On the road: Zero reported sexual assaults at George Brown