The Positive Space Campaign

The Positive Space Campaign is a campus wide initiative intended to raise awareness and visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans and queer students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies at UBC. individuals and issues of sexual and gender diversity on campus.The aim of the  campaign is to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by identifying spaces where sexual and gender diversity is supported and valued.

The acronym LGBT2SQIA+(lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (transgender, genderqueer, non-binary), two-spirit, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual) includes a plus sign (+) to show the possibility of an  infinite variety of identities outside of, or not represented by this acronym.

UBC’s Positive Space Campaign launched on the Vancouver campus in 2002 and in August 2014 at the Okanagan campus.

 

How Does It Work? Through You.

Display a Positive Space logo in your working, learning or living space at UBC. Displaying the logo affirms the aims of the campaign:

  • Intentionally build a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive spaces in your working, living, and learning environments
  • Actively engage in a network(s) of support by being aware of campus resources and know where to refer people who want more assistance. See the updated resources page on the Positive Space website
  • Discuss, question and/or challenge microaggressions and overt acts of homophobia, transphobia and/or heterosexim in your working, living, and learning environments

How Do I Get Involved?

Anyone at UBC can choose to display a Positive Space logo. If Positive Space is new or you’d like to update your knowledge and skills, attend a Positive Space workshop! You can signup here or request a Positive Space workshop for you unit or team. Click here to register: Get Involved.

We offer university wide workshops once a month from September to April. We strive for diverse, cross-campus participation.

The Positive Space Campaign is led by UBC’s Equity & Inclusion Office, but really it’s up to you to make it work.

Got questions?  

See our FAQs page or contact us.