OUTSIDE THE BOX to Launch at UTSC: September 24



Wednesday, September 24, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Lab in Rex’s Den*

On September 24, students and staff are invited to join in the launch of OUTSIDE THE BOX, a new lunch & conversation series at UTSC!
The theme for our launch is: “What is REAL Community?” The event will feature a discussion with Vijay Saravanamuthu who will talk about his experience as a young person running away to find the skills needed to build community at home in Scarborough.

Following Vijay’s presentation, he will engage us in a conversation looking at questions such as:
• How does your community give you strength?
• When do you feel like you need to hide things from your community?
• What builds the LGBTQ community and other communities in Scarborough?

Everyone is welcome to join us in this important conversation about what it means to build real communities at UTSC, in Scarborough and beyond.

The launch of Outside The Box will be co-presented with the UTSC Equity & Diversity Office.

Lunch is provided. Now let’s get talking.

About Vijay Saravanamuthu
Vijay Saravanamuthu is a gay Tamil man who lives, works and plays in the city of Toronto. He is passionate about community engagement and is an advocate for accessible healthcare. Vijay has a green thumb, is learning classical dance and loves to cook.

Join this event on Facebook and share it with your friends.
Please find the poster, below.

This event is part of Queer Orientation 2014.


What is “Outside the Box”?

Outside the Box is a new UTSC lunch and conversation series organized to bring students together every other Wednesday starting September 24 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm in The Lab in Rex’s Den*.

Each lunch will be co-hosted by Sexual & Gender Diversity Office in partnership with a different UTSC group with the support of the UTSC Department of Student Life. Each lunch will feature a guest speaker from the Scarborough community talking about a new topics raised by students at UTSC. Join us to talk about the issues that are on your mind.

In the coming weeks, Outside the Box will be partnering with the UTSC International Student Centre, Scarborough Campus Student Union, Mental Health Awareness Month & more.

For more information about Outside the Box and to see what’s coming up next, stay connected to the Outside The Box website and the U of T Sexual & Gender Diversity Office Facebook page.


We look forward to seeing you at our Launch September 24.

If you have any questions about Outside the Box, please contact: Scott Clarke, Program Coordinator, Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.

*The Lab in Rex’s Den is located in a private room directly behind the stairs of Rex’s Den

OTBPoster 3 Final

OTBPoster 3 Final