The UTM Positive Space Campaign challenges the patterns of silence that continue to marginalize lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual and queer students, staff and faculty even in environments with anti-discriminatory and inclusive policies. It proactively creates opportunities to foster constituent awareness and engagement and promotes inclusion of LGBTQ persons in every area of campus life. The Positive Space Campaign exists to prevent particular negative occurrences from arising and to respond when they do occur.
The Positive Space Campaign engages all sectors of the campus in activities and events that create a positive, diverse and inclusive community for learning, working and living. It identifies particular areas of concern, develops strategies to address them and initiates and conducts awareness projects that reflect its mandate. UTM’s Positive Space Campaign engages in tri-campus initiatives whenever possible and works in conjunction with university equity policies and officers.
UTM’s Positive Space Campaign is led by two co-chairs and an advisory committee. At times, committee membership may include ad hoc members to support particular campaign initiatives.
Display Your Pride, 2015