Sexual assault support and resources

Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocates

Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocates (CSASAs) on our Fredericton and Saint John campuses are specially trained to support students who have experienced sexual violence. They can help you report an incident, arrange accommodations, seek medical help and much more.

If someone discloses to you that they have been sexually assaulted, follow our guidelines on providing support.

Fredericton campus

Hilary Swan

Hilary Swan

For UNB Fredericton’s Sexual Violence Support Advocate Hilary Swan, offering support to survivors of sexual violence goes beyond providing resources – it means developing a personal connection and creating a safe place where survivors feel heard, believed and validated while they work together to explore options that best meet the survivor’s needs.

Hilary is excited to be returning to the campus she called home when she first moved to New Brunswick 7 years ago, in a role that will allow her to work on strengthening a system that promotes respect, empowerment and safety for those impacted by sexual violence.

Hilary’s office is located on the 2nd floor of CC Jones Student Services Centre and she's available to support anyone affected by sexual or gendered violence.

Serving the Fredericton campus community, in partnership with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre, Hilary brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to UNB in supporting individuals who have been impacted by sexual assault as well as enhancing the response and prevention of sexual violence in our communities.

Before joining us, Hilary worked in a community based practice where she provided counselling for youth and adults specifically working with cases that involved trauma, intimate partner violence, and sexual abuse.

She holds a master’s degree in Counselling from UNB and is a certified through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She has also received additional training in working with survivors of sexual violence, individuals that identify as LGBTQIA+, and in supporting individuals who are suicidal.

Saint John campus

Trish Pendleton

Trish Pendleton

Trish is dedicated to ensuring that members of the UNB community who have experienced sexual violence have the support, understanding and resources they need. She is a passionate advocate for survivors, and is committed to promoting prevention and a campus that is safe, respectful and supportive.

Trish’s office is in Oland Hall room G19. She is available to support any member of the UNB community affected by sexual violence.

Trish has been a part of UNB Counselling Services in both Saint John and Fredericton, as well as worked in private practice, specializing in counselling students and adults. She holds a master’s degree in counselling from UNB, and is a Canadian certified counsellor and licensed counselling therapist.

She also represents UNB in many other capacities, such as serving as a facilitator for Bystander Training, and sitting on the Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Collective in Saint John.

UNB policies

As part of our commitment to creating a campus where sexual violence is not tolerated, UNB has developed and adopted a Sexual Assault Policy and procedures to implement and support the policy.