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November 2019

Simple Tools for Skillful Boundaries (Free Workshop)

November 7 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Student Union Building

Boundaries: one of the hardest damn things to figure out, amirite? In this FREE workshop facilitated by Hannah Harris-Sutro (www.bodywitch.com), participants will learn a simple, practical, body-centred process for figuring out their boundaries, articulating those boundaries to those who need to know about them, and maintaining those boundaries. Boundaries exist to structure our lives so that more of what we desire and need gets in, and more of what drains and hurts us stays out, and our bodies are a…

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Trans Day of Remembrance

November 20 @ 14:30 - 16:30
Gender Empowerment Centre, Student Union Building, room B107
Victoria, BC V8W 3P3 Canada
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Drop into the GEM on Wednesday between 2:30 and 4:30 for reflection, commemoration, and resistance on Trans Day of Remembrance. We will be providing snacks, small critical reflection activities, and a caring place to commemorate the trans, two-spirit, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people who have died from transphobic, transantagonistic, and transmisogynistic violence, as well as from systems of institutional oppression.

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Trans ID Clinic

November 21 @ 17:00 - 20:00
Greater Victoria Public Library – Central Branch, 735 Broughton St
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H2 Canada
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  The UVic Chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada is launching Trans ID Clinic - Victoria, BC, in partnership with Island Sexual Health and the Greater Victoria Public Library. The aim of this clinic is to help trans people obtain and retain government-issued identification that correctly reflects their name and gender marker. At the clinic, volunteer law students will work alongside pro bono lawyers from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP to help transgender individuals complete applications for federal and provincial…

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GEM Annual General Meeting (AGM)

November 22 @ 14:30 - 16:30
Gender Empowerment Centre, Student Union Building, room B107
Victoria, BC V8W 3P3 Canada
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Join the GEM to learn about what we've been up to this past year, vote on policy changes, and enjoy great food and company. Meeting will be held in the Gender Empowerment Centre, located in the UVic Student Union Building room B107 (on the main floor across from the UVSS General Offices). All self-identified women, non-binary, and gender nonconforming folks welcome (as well as anyone who generally fits under these umbrellas)! Food and beverages will be provided. Email Em at…

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December 2019

Free Naloxone Training

December 4 @ 17:00 - 18:00
Student Union Building

The University of Victoria Students' Society invites you to participate in free Harm Reduction Training, where you will learn to administer naloxone to reverse an overdose. Fentanyl is a dangerously potent pain-killer that is being found in many different types of drugs. Naloxone training will help you be prepared and safer. Every participant will receive a naloxone kit and training certificate at the end of the session and we'll even throw in some free cookies to sweeten the deal. This…

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