Gender Inclusive and Accessible Washrooms
- Surrey: Arbutus 1814, Main 1895, and Cedar 1256 and 1258, Fir 104, 204, 304 and across from Room 136
- Richmond: Room 1436 (near Boardroom 1420)
- Langley: Room 1802 (near Student Enrollment Services)
- Tech: Room 1606 (near the café)
- Civic Plaza: All bathrooms are individual – 1-2 accessible on each floor
Relearning Gender - Online Moodle - Available for all
The Office of Equity and Inclusive Communities is excited to share that a new asynchronous training module is now available to all employees and students.
Created by Trina Prince, Manager, Culture & Wellbeing, in collaboration with many members from the community, Relearning Gender is now live and on Moodle.
The topic of gender inclusion is something that many of us are learning, or relearning. Relearning Gender will help you approach the topic of how to create safer spaces for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
The learning outcomes of the module include a deeper understanding of gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality. As well, we hope that you have fun learning about the gender unicorn, the platinum rule, and some tips and tricks for using pronouns!
Any questions? Email the Office at email@example.com
A preferred name is the name that you commonly use that is different from your legal name. While there are many reasons why someone may use a preferred name, it is especially important for trans and non-binary individuals whose well-being can be negatively impacted when their preferred name is not used. As such, Individuals should indicate a preferred name if they want students, staff or faculty to refer to them by a name that is different from their legal name. You can find more information about Names at KPU by clicking here.
If you would like to apply for a legal name change please visit the Government of BC webpage: Legal Name Change Application
Updating Your Preferred Name
Student email addresses are in the form of firstname.lastname@example.org with some variation to account for students sharing the same name. When updating your preferred name, if you would also like to have your KPU email address updated, be sure this is indicated on the Student Information Change form.
Pride Advocacy Group
Formed in 2020, the Pride Advocacy Group (PAG) is made up of individuals from across KPU (student, employee and KSA representatives), who represent an array of intersectional gender and sexual identities. Our goals are:
- To support and empower 2SLGBTQIA+ students, staff and faculty at KPU.
- To increase awareness, affirmation and education around sexual and gender diversity issues.
- To challenge patterns of silence around 2SLGBTQIA+ issues, as well as help create a more visibly welcoming, safer and inclusive campus community for all.
- To increase the visibility of, and contribute to the development of, positive, supportive advocates and spaces for 2SLGBTQIA+ students, staff and faculty at KPU.
- To demonstrate KPU’s commitment to enrich and enliven the diversity of its community, including 2SLGBTQIA+ persons.
The Pride Advocacy Group meets monthly, if you are interested in meeting with us or supporting an initiative, please contact email@example.com.
Pride Advocacy Initiatives
KPU endeavors to provide learning and working environments that are inclusive and support fair and equitable treatment of all members within its diverse community, no matter their social identity.
Over summer 2021, KPU painted the Progress Pride flag on crosswalks at Surrey and Langley, a pathway at Tech, a pillar at Civic Plaza and a staircase at Richmond as a physical demonstration of the university's commitment to inclusion.
Find out more about all the Pride Initiatives KPU is involved in, both on- and off-campus.
Allyship @ KPU
An ally is someone who considers themselves a friend to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. This person does not identify as part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, but supports and stands up for people who are.Learn more
The President's Diversity and Equity Committee
The President's Diversity and Equity Committee (PDEC) is dedicated to furthering the goal of diversity and equity within the KPU community. Members of the Pride Advocacy Group are part of this committee, ensuring 2SLGBTQIA+ voices are represented.
KPU has policies in place to support diversity and inclusivity on campus. For more information about KPU's commitment diversity and inclusion, please visit PDEC.