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The Queen's Positive Space Program


2016-2017 Positive Space Awards

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2016-17 Positive Space Awards: Kayley Pugh and Joshua Colangelo

We will be honouring these incredible people for their contributions to our campus on Thursday, April 6th at 3pm in McLaughlin Hall (in the JDUC). We would love to see you there as we outline their accomplishments and make an announcement about a financial contribution that will be made in their name. The formal program of the reception will last for 30-45 minutes, with light snacks and refreshments and mingling to follow to get to know these recipients better. 

We hope to see you there!


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.