2023 UBC Pride Connect: 2SLGBTQIA+ faculty & staff reception

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Thank you for your interest in attending. Registration is now closed as the event has reached capacity. 


The UBC Pride Connect reception for 2SLGBTQIA+ faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows is back for 2023! Formerly known as Pride Convergence, the reception is an annual event for building and sustaining 2SLGBTQIA+ networks, while championing a more inclusive campus community.

A photographer will be present. If you are not comfortable being photographed, please indicate in the registration form.


  • Dr. Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion
  • Dr. Janice Stewart, Associate Dean, Faculty, Faculty of Arts
  • Dylan Robinson, Educator, Investigations Office; Queer Faculty & Staff Collective member


We are committed to providing a welcoming, accessible experience. If you require an accessibility-related measure please indicate in the registration form or contact Rachael E. Sullivan.

  • The reception will be held on the first floor of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.
  • Accessible entrances are located on the north and south side of the building.
  • There is a single occupancy accessible washroom located between the multi-stall men’s and women’s washrooms on the first floor near the north entrance.
  • Guests seeking a quieter space during the reception are welcome to locate to the surrounding lobby of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.
  • Please refrain from wearing perfumes and scented soaps to prevent causing allergic reactions for other attendees.

What to expect

  • Mingle and connect with other members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community at UBC
  • Hear remarks from Dr. Arig al Shaibah, Dr. Janice Stewart, and Dylan Robinson
  • Enjoy refreshments, including a complimentary drink ticket
  • Win a door prize

Who can join

UBC faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows who identify with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are welcome.

Event lead(s)

Rachael E. Sullivan
Equity Education Strategist
Equity & Inclusion Office

Fred Lee
Director, Alumni Engagement
alumni UBC

This event is brought to you in partnership between the Equity & Inclusion Office, Development and Alumni Engagement, and the Queer Faculty and Staff Collective.