In June 2014 many Positive Space Resource Persons participated in a survey for the UBC-Vancouver Positive Space Campaign. The Campaign has been on campus since 2002 and a survey was conducted to understand the program strengths and weaknesses.
Below are some of the early results from the survey.
Data Snapshot #1
We had 525 respondents. Here are their roles on campus:
Data Snapshot #2
We found it heartening to note that the majority of those who took the training got involved in the Positive Space Campaign, at least in part, because they “care about equity issues on campus.”
Data Snapshot #3
We appreciate that each goal of the Positive Space Campaign was rated as “very important” by between 70 and 80% of survey respondents.
- Goal 1: “To support LGBT*TQI^ colleagues, classmates and community members”
- Goal 2: “To show commitment for the idea UBC benefits from the diversity of its community, including LGBT*TQI^ persons.”
- Goal 3:”To increase the visibility of positive, supportive people and spaces for LGBT*TQI^ students, staff and faculty at UBC.”
- Goal 4: To increase the awareness and education around sexual and gender identity and diversity issues.
- Goal 5: To increase the number of knowledgeable, supportive persons who are wiling to speak out against homophobia, heterosexism, and transphobia.
Watch for more “Data Snapshots” from the Positive Space Campaign survey….