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The Queen's Positive Space Program

Nominations for the Positive Space Award are OPEN! Due March 3rd. 

For more information, please consult the award's Terms of Reference under the "Positive Space Award" tab above.

Packages can be submitted to posspace@queensu.ca, and questions may be directed to Mike Young (mike.young@queensu.ca)

Winter Term Information Session Dates

You can become a participant and post a sticker by attending a Positive Space Information Session. To reserve a seat, send an email to posspace@queensu.ca indicating which session you will attend:

  • Wednesday, February 8, 4:30 to 6:30
  • Thursday, February 23, 3:30 to 5:30
  • Wednesday, March 8, 5:00 to 7:00

Celebrating Sexual and Gender Diversity at Queen's since 1999

The purpose of the Positive Space Program is to facilitate the celebration of sexual and gender diversity at Queen's, such that all members of the Queen's community are affirmed and supported. Participants (students, faculty, staff) post Positive Space stickers in their work, living, or study areas to encourage such celebration. They seek to overcome both overt and subtle forms of discrimination and harassment, to avoid making assumptions about anyone's sexual orientation or gender identity, and to signal that all are welcome. 

Sponsored by the students of Queen's University and these groups:

Logo: EQuIP - Education on Queer Issues ProjectLogo: OPIRG KingstonLogo: Queen's Human Rights Office

The Positive Space Program offers:

  1. Standard Positive Space Information Session - 2 hours; become a participant in the program and receive a Positive Space sticker. You can attend a session on one of the dates listed above, or schedule a session for your group. If you are scheduling a session for a group, we can also tailor scenarios to your group's mandate and goals. In the past, for instance, we have tailored scenarios for healthcare providers and teachers.

  2. Sexual and Gender Diversity Seminars - designed to meet educational needs of your group, not specifically oriented towards participation in Positive Space Program, We can work with you on length and the particular mix of instruction, discussion, practical example that will best meet your group's needs.

To inquire about the sessions listed above, to learn more about Positive Space, or to become involved in the program’s delivery, please e-mail us at posspace@queensu.ca.