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The Legal and Professional Landscape: Sexuality and Gender Identity in Schools

January 26, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Legal and Professional Landscape: Sexuality and Gender Identity in Schools

Thursday, January 26, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 209 (new location)

Come enjoy a light lunch with colleagues and hear from two expert speakers on this critical and developing topic. Recent changes to both BC and Canadian legislation, as well as a new directive from the Ministry of Education mean that the legal land professional landscape regarding sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in schools has been clarified. Join legal pioneer barbara findlay, Q.C., and BCTF President, Glen Hansman, as they outline and take your questions regarding the legal and professional rights and responsibilities of educators in BC around sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).

Watch the 12-minute short film Handsome and Majestic to get a better understanding of some of the issues that will be discussed. The film can be streamed online through the UBC library here or on Vimeo.

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 26, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Scarfe 209