SOGI UBC

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity-Inclusive Education


SOGI UBC expands the work of the 2016-18 Teacher Education for All project designed to build capacity in the area of SOGI inclusion in the UBC Faculty of Education. Building on this base, SOGI UBC has a broader mandate that includes nurturing an inclusive culture, work place and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students in the Faculty of Education and also reaching out to other faculties and institutions to develop inclusive climates and practices. We are also working with and building on the foundational work of other units at UBC to coordinate efforts across campus and beyond. We are also encouraging intersectional ways of thinking about sexual and gender diversity along with race, age, ability, and other areas of marginalization, as well as pedagogical approaches to recognize and intervene to transform the impacts of systemic discrimination.

SOGI UBC is funded by the Jane Rule Initiative at UBC.

Contact: sogi.educ@ubc.cam 

Project Outcomes:

PROPOSED
  • Continue delivery of SOGI-inclusion workshops and seminars within the Faculty of Education
  • Continue the integration of SOGI-inclusive education within key, required courses (EPSE 308, LLED 361, EDUC 315) in the BEd Program
  • Contribute to and build on the foundational work of other UBC units and faculties in SOGI-inclusion (e.g., Faculty of Arts Interdisciplinary Approaches to Thinking Gender & Sexuality MOOC, Equity & Inclusion’s Beyond the Binary video, etc.)
  • Reach out to other faculties and institutions to share SOGI-inclusive education content and practices.
  • Establish a Centre for Excellence in SOGI-Inclusive Education.
ACHIEVED TO DATE
  • Reviewed policies and resources and produced an inclusion statement for all BEd syllabi.
  • Designed a SOGI-Inclusion-In-Teacher-Education information campaign (e.g., health services, student groups, gender neutral washroom map).
  • Conducted a BEd curriculum mapping focused on a content analysis of required BEd courses to identify LGB/T2/Q inclusion and a trajectory to address gaps.
  • Delivered and evaluated workshops designed specifically for Education students, instructors and staff in collaboration with the Equity Office (Positive Space), Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (Trans* Literacies), Out in Schools (digital arts-based).
  • Delivered SOGI-inclusion workshops and forums for faculty, staff and alumni.
  • Integrated SOGI-inclusive education in key, required courses, such as EPSE 308, LLED 361 and EDUC 315.
  • Evaluated the impact of the SOGI-inclusion teacher candidate workshops in promoting equity, diversity.

2018/19 Events

Upcoming:

SOGI Alliance Lunch Meeting
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

SOGI Alliance Lunch Meeting
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

SOGI Alliance Lunch Meeting
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

SOGI Alliance Lunch Meeting
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

The Trans Spectrum: Perspectives for All Educators
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

Integrating Identities: Ethnicity, Sexuality, Gender, Indigeneity, Ability….
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 204

SOGI-Inclusive Education: Connecting Faith and Family
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

Past events:

Faculty Advisors Orientation
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
11:30am

SOGI 101 – All Teacher Candidates (EDUC 315)
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 & Thursday, Sept 13, 2018
9:00-10:15 a.m. & 10:30-12:15 a.m.
Scarfe 100

Faculty of Education Gender & Sexuality Alliance
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

Being OUT at School and Supporting Colleagues Who Are
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

2017/18  Events

Faculty of Education Gender & Sexuality Alliance
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 304A

Being OUT at School and Supporting Colleagues Who Are
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 206

Teacher Education For All: A Progress Report
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

Out in Schools
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Scarfe 100

SOGI Alliance Lunch Meeting
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 304A

Sexual Health Education That Includes All Students and All Bodies
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

SOGI Alliance Lunch Meeting
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 304A

Controversy and Resistance: Making SOGI Education a Reality
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

SOGI Alliance Lunch Meeting
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 304A

Layers of Diversity: Working with an Intersectional Lens
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

SOGI Resources for Practicum
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Elementary & Middle Years: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Scarfe 304A
Secondary: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Scarfe 209

SOGI Alliance Pink Day Planning Meeting
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 304A

Sexual Health Education That Includes All Students and All Bodies
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

Respecting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Our Teaching and Practices
Thursday, April 26, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia: United Together
Thursday, May 17, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe Foyer

2016/17  Events

TEFA Talks
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

To be or not to be… OUT?
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

SOGI Book and Advocacy Club
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

The SOGI Collective
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 307B

TEFA Talks Curriculum
Monday, October 17, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

Walking the Talk: Creating Learning Environments that Include Sexual and Gender Diversity
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

TEFA Talks Two Spirit
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

Ask & Answer: Chase Joynt + Vivek Shraya
Monday, October 31, 2016
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ponderosa Commons Ballroom
6445 University Blvd

“Calling Home”: Two Spirit and Queer Understandings
Thursday, November 3, 2016
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
First Nations Longhouse
1985 West Mall, UBC

The Unicorn in the Room: Transphobia and Homophobia in the Classroom
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location TBA

SOGI Collective – “Dine and Discuss”
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 304A

TEFA Talks SOGI Education Films
Monday, November 21, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

The Making of Effort: What Singular “they” Teaches Us About the Everyday Life of Social Difference
Friday, November 25, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 209

TEFA Talks Intersecting Identities
Monday, December 5, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

Diversity Cubed! Teaching and Supporting Intersecting Identities
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

The Legal and Professional Landscape: Sexuality and Gender Identity in Schools
Thursday, January 26, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Room change: Scarfe 209

Opening Hearts and Minds: How Elementary Educators Can Create SOGI Understanding
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Room 1004 (lower floor)

Pink Shirt Day
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Scarfe foyer

Elementary Sexual Health Education That Includes All Students and All Bodies
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

Shaping an Inclusive View of Gender: The Role of Teacher Education
Thursday, March 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

Teacher Candidate SOGI Lunch
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 304C

UBC Faculty:

Dr. Wendy Carr (Project Director), Dean’s Senior Advisor, Special Projects
Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education
Dr. Mary Bryson, Senior Associate Dean, Administration, Faculty Affairs & Innovation
Steve Mulligan, Adjunct Teaching Professor, former Anti-­Homophobia Coordinator & Teacher, Vancouver School Board
Dr. Janice Stewart, Chair, Critical Studies in Sexuality
Dr. Lisa Loutzenheiser, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy
Dr. Kedrick James, Senior Instructor, Language and Literacy Education
Dr. Shawna Faber, Instructor, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Dr. Lori Macintosh, 12-month Lecturer, Faculty of Education

Project Partners & UBC Staff:

Glen Hansman, President, BC Teachers’ Federation
Claire Guy, Executive Director, BC School Superintendents’ Association
Dr. Hélène Frohard-Dourlent, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, UBC Dept of Sociology

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