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The Positive Space Committee aims to foster a sense of community at the University of Toronto and create a safer environment for LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, and librarians. It is our responsibility to identify particular areas of concern and develop strategies to address them. At Positive Space, we acknowledge that anti-discrimination policies are not enough, and that we must go above and beyond to actively include and celebrate LGBTQ+ people on campus.

UTM’s Positive Space Campaign engages in tri-campus initiatives whenever possible and works in conjunction with university equity policies and offices.

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

Contact us or subscribe to the UTM Positive Space listserv to learn about upcoming events and notices of monthly meetings.

Events & Meetings

We welcome new members to join the UTM Positive Space Committee.

Committee meetings are an hour long, three times per year. In meetings, we discuss future events and campaigns to make UTM a safe space for LGBTQ+ students. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to share ideas and get involved with the UTM community. Please contact us if you’re interested in joining.

Upcoming:

  • November 18th, 2020 at 4:00 pm via Zoom

Past Events:

LGBTQ+ Trivia and Games

This event was held in collaboration with UTSG Positive Space Committee via Zoom on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 from 7:00-9:00 pm.

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.