January 23, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Room B400, lower level, Killam Library
Trans people (including transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, bigender, gender fluid, agender, and two spirit people) represent about 0.5% of the Canadian population and therefore constitute a significant proportion of Canadians.
Although there is a growing visibility of trans people in society, the media and universities, as well as new laws and policies to protect their rights, trans people’s campus realities as students, employees, faculty members, and so on, do not necessarily reflect these social and legal transformations. In fact, barriers experienced in university classrooms and work environments include difficulty accessing gender-neutral bathrooms, obtaining transcripts and official documents under their preferred name, being referred to by their preferred pronouns, and being treated with respect in terms of their identity and privacy, are but a few of the alarming issues that must be addressed.
More information and registration at: https://www.dal.ca/dept/clt/events-news/Calendar%20of%20Events/2017/01/23/trans_issues_on_campus__answering_your_questions.html