I’m very happy to become a part of the UBC Positive Space campaign as one of the many resource persons on the Point Grey campus. Here is a description of the campaign’s objectives as copied from the Equity and Inclusion Office website:
Objectives of the Positive Space Campaign
To challenge patterns of silence around LGBQTTI issues and persons to help create a more visibly welcoming, safer and non-exclusionary campus community for all.
To affirm and show commitment for the idea that UBC is enriched and enlivened by the diversity of its community, including LGBQTTI persons.
To increase the visibility of, and contribute to the development of, positive, supportive people and spaces for LGBQTTI students, staff and faculty at UBC.
To increase awareness, affirmation and education around sexual and gender identity and diversity issues.
To provide a community of resource persons who are knowledgeable about gender identity and sexual orientation issues and resources and willing to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and two-spirited colleagues, classmates and community members.
To provide on-going educational sessions and professional development training for the campus community on issues related to sexual and gender diversity.