The UTM Positive Space Committee challenges the patterns of silence that continue to marginalize lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, 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.

Membership of the committee is open to all members of the University – students, staff, and faculty. Allies are encouraged to attend these meetings and participate in the campaign.

Visit http://positivespace.utoronto.ca/contact-us/ to subscribe to the UTM Positive Space listserv to learn about upcoming events and notices of monthly meetings.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

We welcome new members to join the UTM Positive Space Committee. If you are interested in joining these meeting please email Ignacio Mongrell (Co-Chair UTM Positive space) at ignacio.mongrel@utoronto.ca

The upcoming scheduled dates for the UTM Committee are:
September 23rd, 2020: 12:00pm (noon) to 1:00pm via Zoom
November 18th, 2020 at 4 pm via Zoom

Past Events

UofT Pride Pitch

UofT Entrepreneurship and Positive Space is thrilled to announce the first U of T PRIDE PITCH Competition. Student from all three campuses are welcome to apply now for #UofTPRIDEPITCH – the new competition offering $4,000 in cash prizes to recognize, reward and accelerate U of T’s LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. Applications are now open.

UTM Display Your Pride

UTM Positive Space and the Equity and Diversity Office are running a Student contest for this year’s #DisplayYourPride day, June 18th, 2020. Students can participate and randomly win one of the $50 gift card prizes via raffle. In order to participate students need to post a picture on June 18th, 2020 (Display Your PRIDE Day) before 1pm with the hashtags: #UTMStudentDYP #DisplayYourPride and #UTM.

UTM faculty and Staff are strongly encouraged to Display Their Pride by posting a picture on June 18th, 2020 with the following hashtags: #DisplayYourPride #UTM #UofT

We have also created a Zoom or Microsoft Meetings background for you to Display Your Pride at your meetings. You can download the backgrounds here.