SOGI UBC

SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Inclusive Education

SOGI UBC’s mandate 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 who wish to develop inclusive climates and practices. Read more about SOGI UBC.

Watch the full version of the SOGI UBC: Gender & Sexual Diversity Inclusion for Educators video here.
Watch the full version of the SOGI UBC: Gender & Sexual Diversity Inclusion for Faculty & Staff video here.

SOGI UBC is funded by the Jane Rule Initiative at UBC established by Dr. Robert Quartermain.

Project Outcomes:

ONGOING

  • Delivery of SOGI-inclusion workshops and seminars within the Faculty of Education
  • Integration of SOGI-inclusive education within key, required courses (EPSE 308, LLED 361, EDUC 315) in the BEd Program
  • Augmentation of the foundational work of other UBC units and faculties in SOGI-inclusion
  • Development of a freely-available, online module about SOGI-inclusion as professional competency
  • Outreach to other faculties and institutions to share SOGI-inclusive education content and practices
  • 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.

SOGI UBC Speaker Series

November 16, 2020 | 4-5pm PST

Dr. Bettina Love, University of Georgia
Learn more about this talk.
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January 11, 2021 | 4-5pm PST

Dr. Ed Brockenbrough, University of Pennsylvania
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February 8, 2021 | 4-5pm PST

Dr. Chris E. Vargas, Western Washington University
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March 15, 2021 | 4-5pm PST

Drag Pedagogy with Lil Miss Hot Mess & Vancouver Artists
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Past events:

SOGI Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
1:00-2:00pm
SCRF 308A

Elementary/Middle Sexual Health Education That Includes
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
1:00-2:00pm
SCRF 308A

Top SOGI Books and Lesson Plans for Elementary & Middle School Teachers
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 pm
SCRF 308A

Teacher Candidate Hands-on Workshop: Designing for Play: A Hands-on Workshop With Cas Holman
Monday, February 10, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 pm
SCRF 1128

Lunchtime Lecture: Easy is Boring
Monday, February 10, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 pm
SCRF Room 310

SOGI Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
1:00-2:00pm
SCRF 308A

Secondary Teaching Resources and Send-Off Celebration
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
1:00-2:00pm
SCRF 308A

Two Spirit: Sexuality, Gender, Truth and Reconcili-ACTION! With Harlan Pruden
Wednesday, January 13, 2020
1:00-2:00pm
SCRF 308A

SOGI Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
1:00-2:00pm
SCRF 308A

2018/19 Events

Past events:

SOGI Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
PCOH 2012

Guest panel: Faith, Family and SOGI-Inclusion
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
PCOH 2012

SOGI Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
SCRF 2415

Guest panel: The Trans Spectrum
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
PCOH 2012

SOGI Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
PCOH 2012

Guest panel: Intersecting Identities
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
PCOH 2012

Guest panel: Coming Out at School and Supporting Colleagues Who Are
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
PCOH 2012

SOGI Alliance Launch and Lunch
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
Scarfe 304A

Lorimer Shenher: Battling Back: How the Veterans Transition Program Gave Me the Courage to Save My Life
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
5:30-6:30 pm
Seaforth Armoury, 1650 Burrard St.
Registration required
More information: educ.ubc.ca/alumni-supporters/news/alumni-events/battling-back-how-the-veterans-transition-program-gave-me-the-courage-to-save-my-life

SOGI Alliance End of Year Celebration
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
Scarfe 1007

Webinar: Inclusion for Sexual and Gender Diversity: Language, Practices, Culture & Resources
Presenters: Dr. Blye Frank, Dr. Wendy Carr, Peggy Lunn
More information

SOGI Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
Scarfe 308A

Exploring Barriers to Postsecondary Access Facing Black Queer Youth: Beyond What Are Given As Givens
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

SOGI Alliance Pink Day Event
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
Scarfe Lobby

Elementary/Middle Sexual Health for All Students and All Bodies
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
Scarfe 304A

Elementary and Middle School Books and Lesson Ideas
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
Scarfe 310

SOGI Alliance Lunch and Pink Day Prep
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
Scarfe 310

SOGI Inclusive Education, Faith and Family
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

How do queer students read your classroom? Evidence to inform inclusive practice by Ashley Moore
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 1107

Intersecting Identities: Sexuality, Gender, Ethnicity, Indigeneity, Ability and More
Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Scarfe 310

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

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

SOGI Alliance Lunch Meeting: SOGI123…an Election Issue?
Wednesday, October 17, 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

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

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

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

Listen to interview excerpts from various faculty members and staff.

In 2016-18, this project was titled Teacher Education For All (TEFA)

SOGI UBC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Stay tuned for updates about new SOGI UBC Steering Committee.

Resources

Contact: Dr. Harper Keenan harper.keenan@ubc.ca, Dr. Lori MacIntosh lori.macintosh@ubc.ca or Steve Mulligan at steve.mulligan@ubc.ca