How can I become a Positive Space Resource Person?
Anyone at UBC can volunteer to become a Positive Space Resource Person. To get involved, start by signing up for one of our workshops. See the Get Involved page for more information. New volunteers are always welcome and we offer training sessions regularly. Once participants have successfully completed training they can pledge to be a Resource Person. We strive for diverse, cross-campus participation so please spread the word!
In the Positive Space workshop participants strengthen their understanding of issues related to homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia, and queer culture. They also learn about programs, services and resources available for LGBTTQIA+ people at UBC. Resource Persons display their Positive Space poster at their UBC work, living or study environment to let others know it is a place where anyone can turn for support, resources and referrals on a wide variety of LGBTTQIA+ issues. Additionally, Resource Persons have the opportunity to participate in further specialized training, should they so desire.
How Do I Find a Positive Space Resource Person?
Look for Positive Space posters and buttons across campus to find trained resource persons in your area. The program is open to all UBC students, staff and faculty.
A list of Positive Space resource persons is provided on this website as a guide to those who seek assistance from people with knowledge about sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
For Current Resource Persons
Updating your status
To keep our list of resource persons as up to date as possible, please complete this brief update form whenever your contact information changes, if you leave UBC or if you decide to no longer be a resource person. To ensure the accuracy of this information, we will follow up with the resource person each time a form is submitted and before the revised information is added to the main resource person list. If you’re leaving UBC or the program, please remember to take down your poster and button!
Updating your skills
If you ever feel you need a refresher, current (and former) resource persons at UBC are always welcome to attend another training session. See Workshops to sign up for a session.