Battling Back: How the Veterans Transition Program Gave Me the Courage to Save My Life

Dean Blye Frank invites you to a conversation with Lorimer Shenher, a published author and former Vancouver Police officer, to hear him speak on his experience as a trans man in the VPD and graduate of the Faculty of Education, Veterans Transition Program.

Lorimer is a dynamic and insightful public speaker and storyteller, speaking on a wide range of topics, from the toxicity of police culture and its impact on our society to the fight for human rights of marginalized people and the plight of “other” in an increasingly polarized political climate. And television. He loves to talk about television.

Recently retired from a 27-year career in policing and the recipient of a MA in Professional Communication in 2017, Lorimer ecstatically embraces a full time writing career in multiple media. Lorimer has worked as a newspaper reporter and photographer, film extra, TV technical consultant, pharmaceutical sales representative, basketball coach, advertising account executive, shoe seller, greenskeeper, and Calgary Stampede bingo caller.

Date: Tuesday, September 17
Location: Seaforth Armoury, 1650 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC (map)

Registration: 5:00 – 5:30 PM
Program: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Reception: 6:30 – 7:00 PM (approx.)

Interested? Please RSVP in the form below.


Questions? Please contact: Michael Murphy, Manager, Alumni Engagement (education.alumni@ubc.ca).