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Layers of Diversity: Working with an Intersectional Lens

January 10, 2018 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Layers of Diversity: Working with an Intersectional Lens – A Teacher Education For All (TEFA) event

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Room 310, Neville Scarfe Building

While much progress has been made in the ongoing battles against discrimination and intolerance, these struggles have largely been fought in silos based on identifiable characteristics. Yet we know that identities often cross these lines, intersect and layer. We also know that students who belong to more than one minority group face increased challenges and risks at school, in their families and in our communities.

Please join your colleagues and three exceptional panelists to explore the complex puzzle of sexuality, gender identity, race/ethnicity, faith, and family, as we discuss the many considerations which must be present in order to teach, support and celebrate students in all their complexity. Everyone is welcome and a light lunch will be served.


Kal Heer, PhD candidate (EDST) – Masculinity and South Asian Students

Aimee Beauchamp, Two Spirit Counsellor, Urban Native Youth Association


Tien Neo Eamas, Wizard, Silver/Goldsmith – Feng Shui – Alchemist, Coach and Inspirational Speaker


The Teacher Education for All! project will build capacity for faculty, staff, and students in Teacher Education at UBC to create and provide an inclusive culture, work place, and learning environment with a particular focus on intersectional approaches to thinking about sexual and gender diversity and pedagogical approaches to recognize, and intervene to transform, the impacts of systemic discrimination.

The Teacher Education for All! project is funded by the UBC-ARC Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Fund. ARC Foundation is a private foundation established in 2009, based in Vancouver, BC. ARC supports projects that exhibit Awareness, Respect and Capacity in improving the status of those who are marginalized in society by sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or financial status. Funding has also been provided by UBC’s Equity and Inclusion Office.

More info: tefa.educ@ubc.ca




January 10, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Scarfe 310