The Positive Space Working Group will seek to establish a formal Positive Space Campaign for Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) – its students, faculty, staff and visitors to its campuses – that includes training sessions open to the campus community to gain an understanding of:
- issues related to homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, cissexism and heterosexism
- queer and trans* culture and local resources at KPU and in the surrounding communities
- a recognized designation – following training – identifying participants as Positive Space Campaign members and/or allies
- how to share this knowledge in the interest of ongoing improvement to KPU policy, communication and support services
Spring 2016 Inclusivity Training
Pride Kwantlen Collective
Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00 PM
Thursdays, 4:00-7:00 PM
Kwantlen Faculty Association - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Two-Spirited Executive Representative and Working Group
Coming Soon! Positive Space Facilitator Training!
Coming soon - Train-the-Trainer opportunities for KPU's Positive Space campaign. These sessions are ideal for those looking for a chance to strengthen their leadership, mentorship, and facilitation skills as well as show their commitment to Positive Space.
The 1.5-day training session will be held on Surrey, Richmond, and Langley campuses. Facilitators must be able to commit to hosting a minimum of three Positive Space Resource Person training sessions per year (3 x 3 hour workshop). Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Positive Space?
The Positive Space Campaign is made up of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are working to make KPU (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) a safer and more inclusive space for people of all genders and sexualities. Positive Space is a national campaign aimed at ensuring all LGBTQ2s students, staff, and faculty feel visible, supported and knowledge about LGBTQ issues and resources on campus.
What does a Positive Space Facilitator do?
The Facilitator training will prepare facilitators to host 3 hours workshops for Positive Space Resource Persons starting in the fall of 2015. Each facilitator will be required to host a minimum of 2 workshops during the year.
What does a Positive Space Resource person do?
The Positive Space logo that Resource People will display in their work or study space indicates that they are making a contentious effort to provide support and referrals to anyone with questions.
May 2014 - The Positive Space Working Group has been struck and terms of reference have been adopted.
The Working Group is currently seeking 3 Faculty representatives to complete its membership. Ideally, representatives will come from the Richmond, Cloverdale, and Langley campuses.
To learn more or get involved, please email email@example.com.
The Positive Space Working Group has been established as a partnership between Pride Kwantlen and KPU’s departments of Student Engagement and Human Resource Services.
- KSA Queer Liaison
- 3 Student representatives of Pride Kwantlen
- Director, Student Engagement
- 1 Human Resource Services representative
- 1 Student Affairs representative
- 3 Academic Department/Faculty representatives
The Working Group should be broadly representative of gender and sexual identities.
Working Group membership must include a minimum of 1 representative from each KPU campus where that campus is considered to be their “home” campus and they spend the majority of their working hours.
The Working Group has the authority to expand its membership as it deems necessary from time to time.