U of T Scarborough Positive Space

Scarborough

The Positive Space Committee for the Scarborough campus meets bi-weekly to discuss emerging issues, respond to needs throughout the campus, and network with others to support the Positive Space Campaign at UTSC.

Our committee is comprised of students, staff, librarians and faculty across the campus who are interested in supporting Positive Space and connecting with others committed to addressing homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of gender-based oppression, and making our learning and working environments more inclusive. Allies are encouraged to attend these meetings and participate in the campaign. Let’s work together to make UTSC more 2SLGBTQ+ positive!

If you have questions about events at our Scarborough campus, email us at positivespace.utsc@utoronto.ca. For ongoing updates, you can also find the latest news through our Positive Space Listserv.

About the UTSC Positive Space Committee

If you are interested in attending and planning initiatives you are welcome to join us! Please contact our Chair at positivespace.utsc@utoronto.ca for more details. 

We usually use this time to connect with others on campus who are interested in creating and supporting Positive Space, share updates on events and initiatives that are taking place on or around campus, and coordinate with other groups on collaborative events where applicable. 

The Positive Space Committee Chair will organize a general meeting at the start of each academic term, where anyone interested to learn about Positive Space initiatives and updates can attend. This is also a great opportunity to meet others, share your feedback and thoughts on programming and initiatives hosted by the Committee. General meetings are open to everyone, those who identify as members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and allies. 

We occasionally post student and staff co-chair positions to help with organizing the UTSC Positive Space committee’s activities, including the organization of bi-weekly meetings and several annual events. 

To nominate yourself for these positions when posted, you must be registered as a student or employee at U of T and must have schedule flexibility to allow planning and attendance of events and initiatives. 

Stay tuned to this page for openings when they become available! 

Absolutely! Outside of attending committee meetings and/or general meetings, you can order promotional materials such as posters and stickers to display in your space, and you can also browse through the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office website to find valuable resources and learn about other 2SLGBTQ+ related events at the University. 

2SLGBTQ+ Supports at UTSC

Browse below for a list of supports for the 2SLGBTQ+ community at UTSC. UTSC Positive Space wants all members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community to feel safe and welcome on campus. We are privileged to have a number of resources & services that are here to help.

The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office is a central resource that provides training, programming, and engagement initiatives related to equity, access, discrimination, and harassment for all UTSC community members.

Instagram: @utscedio

The Health & Wellness Centre’s team of health care professionals provide medical, counselling, health promotion and education services to University of Toronto Scarborough students. For more information about Gender Affirming Care, please visit the Health and Wellness Centre’s website.

Instagram: @wellness_utsc

SC:OUT is a 2SLGBTQ+ student organization that provides a positive and active social atmosphere for members by organizing social activities, providing peer counselling, accumulating and providing information and other resources on a wide range of sexuality/gender issues. 

The UTSC Women’s and Trans Centre is a non-profit, student run organization that aims to create a safer & more inclusive community for folks who identify as queer, racialized, trans, non-binary, women, femmes and any and all intersections of the above identities.

Instagram: @utscwtcentre

The SGDO builds supportive learning and working communities by working towards equity and challenging discrimination. The Office provides innovative programming, resources, support, and workshops on sexual and gender diversity for students, staff, faculty, and librarians.

Instagram: @uoftsgdo

The Centre works to create a campus environment where all members of the University community can study, work and live free from sexual violence. With locations on each campus, the Centre helps campus community member who have been affected by sexual violence or sexual harassment access support, services and accommodations.

Our Centre is available to current students, staff, faculty, and librarians at the University of Toronto. People from all gender identities, expressions, and sexualities have access to our services, and will be welcomed by our highly skilled and compassionate team.

Instagram: @uoftconsent