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Positive Space Events

Trans Awareness Month

This Trans Awareness Month 2018, Positive Space at Ryerson invites you to participate in advocacy and educational events and workshops that celebrate, honour and raise the visibility of the trans community.

Trans Awareness Month Kick-Off

Nov 1 | 12 to 12:30 p.m. | Thomas Lounge, Oakham House

Rain location: Due to today’s forecast this event will take place in Thomas Lounge, Oakham house. Remarks will begin promptly at 12:10.

 Add the Trans Awareness Month Kick-Off to your Google calendar.

Sumaya Dalmar Scholarship Launch

Nov 1 | 12:30 to 2 p.m. | Thomas Lounge, Oakham House

Named in honour of the late community activist Sumaya Dalmar, this award was co-developed by Lali Mohamed and Shamarke Ismail, offering an annual sum of $1,000 to support racialized trans students at Ryerson. After the kick off, join us in celebrating Sumaya Dalmar’s legacy and help ensure the award is sustainable into the future.

 Add the Sumaya Dalmar Scholarship Launch to your Google calendar

Trans 101 Workshop

Nov 5 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | POD 250

Nov 15 | 12 to 1:30 p.m. | TRS 1-003

Registration: Register for either date of Trans 101

This interactive workshop will identify barriers to supporting trans students, faculty and staff and provide concrete strategies for making Ryerson a safer campus for trans community members.

 Add the November 5th Trans 101 Workshop to your Google calendar.

 Add the November 15th Trans 101 Workshop to your Google calendar.

Trans Inclusion in the Classroom

Nov 7 | 1 to 2:30 p.m. | Heaslip House

Registration: Sign up for Trans inclusion in the classroom

Learn how to foster more inclusive learning environments for the trans community inside and outside the lecture hall. Participants will discuss how to bring trans and non-binary voices into the classroom and curriculum more generally, and learn how to support trans and non-binary students and colleagues.

Positive Space Social

Nov 15 | 5 p.m. | Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street

Faculty and staff are invited to join us for an off-campus after-work social. Partners, friends and family are always welcome!

 Add the Positive Space Social to your Google calendar.

Sex, Spirit, Strength: Trans Day of Remembrance Film Screening

Nov 20 | 2 - 3 p.m. | SLC 508

The Ryerson Library is screening the film Sex, Spirit, Strength in recognition of Trans Day of Remembrance. The film follows Michael and Jack, two young Indigenous men, as they shed the stigma and shame associated with their sexual health and gender identity.

 Add the Sex, Spirit, Strength: Trans Day of Remembrance Film Screening to your Google calendar.

Transdressing: Trans Inclusion in Clothing Design and Fashion Panel Discussion

Nov 28 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | POD 250

This panel will address the joys and challenges of dressing while trans and non-binary as well as the innovations and creativity it has inspired.

 Add the Transdressing: Trans Inclusion in Clothing Design and Fashion Panel Discussion to your Google calendar.

Trans Inclusion with Ryerson Athletics & Recreation

Recognizing that sport spaces have a long history of being unwelcoming to and unsafe for gender non-conforming and trans folks, Ryerson Athletics has undertaken specific initiatives to make their space more welcoming. During the month of November, check out the designated Trans & Allies classes. All gender changerooms are available. Don’t have a membership? All members of our community are invited for a free trial.


All month | Ryerson Image Centre

Pass by the Ryerson Image Centre from sundown to midnight and you’ll notice the building has been lit up purple, pink and blue in honour of Trans Awareness Month.

Jason Perreault: Bien Dans sa Peau

All month | Ryerson Image Centre

On now at the RIC: Bien Dans sa Peau [Comfortable in Your Own Skin] highlights gender-queer people and embraces their many and varied characteristics through the tropes of contemporary fashion photography.