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What is Stalking?

Student Wellness - Sexual Misconduct


Stalking is defined as an intentional course of repeated conduct over a period of time which causes a person to feel alarm, emotional distress or fear, whether or not it is done with intention of scaring that person or results in physical injury.

Examples of stalking include:

  • Non-consensual and unwelcome communications (in-person, online, or by phone)
  • Threatening or obscene gestures
  • Surveillance and pursuit
  • Sending unsolicited gifts
  • Uttering threats
  • Threats of harm towards the target’s friends or family

Stalking is prohibited under the Respectful Workplace and Learning Environment policy and the Criminal Code of Canada. If you or someone you know is experiencing unwanted contact from another person, you have the option of reporting the incident(s) through the UW Human Rights and Diversity Officer, or filing a report through Winnipeg Police Services.