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Staff Announcement: Director, Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre

Date: November 25, 2016
To: University of Toronto Community
From: Terry McQuaid, Executive Director, Personal Safety, High Risk, Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
Re: Staff Announcement — Director, Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre

The University of Toronto is pleased to announce the appointment of Angela Treglia as the University’s new Director, Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre, effective January 2, 2017. This recruitment is another important step in building the staff team for the Tri-Campus Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre (‘the Centre’).

The Centre’s mandate is to assist in the triage of disclosures and / or reports, and the coordination of supports for students, faculty or staff impacted by sexual violence. In addition, the Director of the Centre will collaborate with key stakeholders in developing and enhancing campus programs, policies, and procedures regarding response to sexual violence and allegations of sexual harassment consistent with the University’s proposed new Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment.

Angela joins us from Western University, where she most recently worked as the Sexual Violence Prevention Education Coordinator (SVPEC). Professional highlights include:

  • Leading the development of a provincial, award-winning, bystander intervention program that has been adopted by 12 campuses across Ontario;
  • Producing a consent education video, titled Cycling Through Consent, that has reached over two million people;
  • Guiding the review of Western’s Policy on Sexual Violence; and,
  • Mobilizing campus and community partners to deliver Western’s inaugural campus-wide Consent and Sexual Violence Awareness Week.

Prior to her role as the SVPEC, Angela worked in various student services and residence life professional roles that involved sexual violence prevention education, crisis intervention and victim advocacy. She has extensive experience compassionately supporting individuals who have been subjected to sexual violence. Angela has designed and delivered over 100 workshops on sexual violence, recently presenting at the Ontario Universities Taking Action Against Sexual Violence Conference on bystander intervention programs and at the It’s Never Okay: 2015 Summit on Sexual Violence and Harassment on disclosure training for professionals.

Her volunteer experiences include: serving two terms on the Ontario Association of College and University Housing Officers, being an active member on London’s Coordinating Committee to End Women Abuse (LCCEWA) and a past ski instructor with the Ontario Track 3 Ski Association.

Angela graduated from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) with a double major Honours Bachelor of Science degree and a minor in women and gender studies. She holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Royal Roads University as well as a Certificate in Student Affairs from Seneca College.

As an alumnus, Angela has maintained a strong connection to the University of Toronto. While an undergraduate student, she held a position as an elected student leader on UTM’s Residents’ Council, hosted UTM’s first Light the Night event to raise awareness for gender-based violence and was awarded the Principal’s Involvement Award. She is excited to return home to the university that ignited her passion for advocacy.

Please join me in welcoming Angela to this new role.