Trans and Gender-Variant Community Consultation Sessions
Each year, the UBC Equity Enhancement Fund (EEF) provides one-time funding for projects that help enhance equity and diversity at UBC. Beyond the Binary @ UBC – A Gender Inclusion Toolkit and Best Practice Resource for UBC Faculty and Staff (BB@UBC) was awarded partial EEF funding to develop resources and staff training on gender diversity and inclusion, to help create a more inclusive and welcoming campus for trans and gender-variant members of campus life.
To drive the content of the resources and staff training, the recipients of the Beyond the Binary @ UBC project are putting together the Trans and Gender-Variant Community Consultation Sessions comprised of trans and gender variant students, staff, and faculty.
The main goals of the UBC Trans and Gender-Variant Community Consultation Sessions are to:
- Identify and develop content for campus training and resources on trans and gender diversity, and inclusion;
- Identify barriers to trans inclusion across campus and strategize best practices for gender accessibility and inclusion;
- Build community and networks for trans and gender-variant members of UBC campus community.
If you are trans or gender-variant and are a current or past UBC student, staff, or faculty member, we invite you to participate in these consultation sessions.
Participation includes group discussion through three focus groups (one for each, students, staff and faculty) held on March 31, April 7, April 12 at 4:30pm – locations TBD.
To participate please REGISTER HERE You will receive detailed information including location and accessibility information once you have registered.
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BB@UBC aims to address key gaps in the awareness and inclusion of trans and gender diverse individuals on campus, through staff and Faculty training. By developing the content through community-driven practices, the project aims to provide comprehensive education on topics such as trans accommodation needs, respectful language and pronoun usage, and structural supports to enhance awareness and trans inclusion at UBC.
BB@UBC will be informed by our community members with lived experience as trans and gender-variant, and gender non-conforming individuals, and allies.
For more information about the project please contact the project facilitators directly:
- Jesse Grimaldi (they/them/theirs pronouns), Admissions Assistant, Robert H. Lee Graduate School (Sauder School of Business) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rachael Sullivan (she/her/hers pronouns), Equity and Inclusion Educator, Equity and Inclusion Office
 Note: Trans, is a term for people whose gender identity, expression, or behavior is different from those typically associated with their assigned sex at birth. ‘Transgender’ is indicative of a gender identification that could be between, outside of, or many identifications—identification with one term is not static. Transgender is a broad term and “Trans” is shorthand for “transgender.” Transgender individuals may or may not use binary language.”