June is Pride month, and while we may not be able to gather and celebrate in person, as we so love to do, we can still do the important work of creating a safer, more comfortable, and more inclusive campus for all. During the final week of June, UR Pride will be hosting a series of three events, which we invite you to join.

For Faculty & Staff only:

Monday June 22nd, 10:00am – 1:00pm

UR Pride invites U of R faculty to join us for a free Positive Space Training to learn about 2SLGBTQ+ history, equity, and allyship. In this training session with UR Pride, participants will learn about:

– the importance of LGBT+ inclusivity on campus

– how and why to use non-gendered language

– recognizing and affirming your own and others’ identities, and

– what you can do to build positive university experiences for LGBT+ students.

To register for this event, please email Cheryl.Sweet@uregina.ca

For the entire campus community:

Wednesday June 24, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Critical Conversation: Whiteness & White Supremacy with Queer Academies

UR Pride invites white queer, trans and allied faculty, staff, and students for a reading group centering a critical conversation around whiteness, and white supremacy within the academy. The reading group will be led by U of R Education professor Dr. Mike Cappello, and UR Pride’s Programs and Operations Manager and current Master’s student Cat Haines. We will be discussing two articles in this reading group, both of which are available online through access to Archer Library’s database:

To register for this event please visit https://forms.gle/8uvLM3exZW3FDTVy6

Friday June 26th, 2-3:30pm: 

Panel Discussion: Doing Research with 2SLGBTQ+ People

Join UR Pride’s Executive Director Jacq Brasseur (they/them), along with a panel of experienced researchers for a discussion about best practices when doing research that may include 2SLGBTQ+ people or focus on 2SLGBTQ+ communities. Topics will include best practices when capturing information about the gender and/or sexuality of participants, how to approach research with 2SLGBTQ+ communities as an ally, and things to consider to be inclusive of 2SLGBTQ+ people in research with general populations.

To register for this event please visit https://forms.gle/8uvLM3exZW3FDTVy6