Bringing together LGBTQI+ info, resources, and services
UFV continually works on being:
- a welcoming, accessible, safe, and respectful place to study and to develop as people and professionals;
- mindful of our commitments to our students; and
- a community where people can learn and become better allies to our peers.
Pride Culture Conference
UFV Student Life is hosting our second annual Pride Culture Conference (PCC) — an event meant for meaningful, and inspiring conversation for members, allies, and advocates of the 2SLGBTQIAP+ community! This year, we will be exploring intersectionality, allyship, and body and sex positivity. We are honoured and grateful to be gathering for this event on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stó:lō Nation.
This year, our event will take place online as a series of sessions until April 2021. Our 2020 session will kick off with keynote speaker, Benjamin O'Keefe, a human rights activist and trans-inclusive, intersectional feminist, on October 20. On October 27 and November 3, join us for weekly community speakers, workshops, activities, and prizes. Finally, Velvet Steele, a political activist and sexual health advocate, will close our 2020 session on November 10. The second session will begin in January 2021.
This public event is free to ALL high school, and post-secondary students, as well as University of the Fraser Valley alum members. Community members can attend all sessions for the nominal fee of $10. Donations are being graciously accepted and will be put towards campus support programming. If enough donations are received, we hope to create a scholarship for self-identified LGBTQIAP2S+ students at UFV.
RSVP by 4 pm on October 20th to save your spot for O'Keefe's keynote speech at tiny.cc/ufvpcc
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Join the UFV Pride Collective
This UFV student group is a safe, fun way to connect and engage with other students, peers, staff, alumni, and community members in and around UFV. Members of the LGBTQI+ community, as well as allies and advocates, are welcome to join. Come to events, meetings, educational opportunities, and much more. Visit the UFV Pride Collective on Facebook and at myCampusLife.
As a part of our commitment to make UFV an inclusive, safe space, we have put together a gender-inclusive washrooms map as a resource to the community.
Be an ally—learn, reflect, and practice
Everyone has a right to study in a safe, respectful, and comfortable environment at UFV. One way we can all make a difference and ensure a positive study and workplace is to be allies of the LGBTQI+ community. This means being an active bystander towards harassment or discrimination, reporting incidents of misconduct, and being respectful of others’ views and opinions.
The Canada Human Rights Trust shares steps and strategies as to how we can all be allies to the LGBTQI+ community. More education on LGBTQI+ topics for non-LGBTQI+ peers was a large desire expressed in their research conducted in the university setting.