You’re invited to the Welcome Reception of the Positive Space Committee

Monday, September 28, 2015

Positive Space stickerThe University of Toronto’s St. George Positive Space Committee is pleased to invite you to the Welcome Reception to kick off the 2015-16 academic year. Come out on October 5th (5-7pm) to the Hart House Music Room to enjoy some refreshments, meet friends and members of the Committee, and share some ideas on initiatives that can be undertaken this year.

The Welcome Reception will be held on Monday, October 5th from 5:00-7:00pm in the Hart House Music Room. All are welcome to attend.

Register for this event.

  

About the Positive Space Committee

The University of Toronto’s Positive Space Campaign raises visibility and awareness of safer and more inclusive spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies at the University of Toronto.

The Campaign is organized by the Positive Space Committee which is made up of students, staff and faculty volunteers who work to create distribution and educational materials and host events and programs throughout the year to help to raise visibility around LGBTQ identities and issues. The most visible symbol of this campaign is the inverted rainbow triangle sticker and poster that you will see in many places across U of T’s three campuses.

The Positive Space Campaign engages in tri-campus initiatives whenever possible and works closely with U of T’s equity offices and policies in order to continue to build LGBTQ positive and inclusive learning, working and living environments on campus.

There is a Positive Space Committee on the St. George, Scarborough and Mississauga campus. Each Committee meets on a monthly basis. For more information about each of these committees or to learn more about you can get involved, email positive.space@utoronto.ca.

Over the last few years, the Positive Space Campaign has undertaken a number of important initiatives, including:

  • Developing posters and distribution materials
  • Hosting educational events, such as a panel discussion titled “Positive Space in the Classroom”
  • Participating in the Rotman Commerce Pride Alliance case competition
  • Letter writing campaigns
  • Hosting $5 Lunches at Hart House
  • The Display Your Pride event at all 3 campuses