ABOUT THIS EVENT
How to Support More Inclusive Spaces for 2S/LGBTQ+ Students and Employees
Collaboration in the new world of work requires heightened awareness and learning about equity, diversity, and inclusion — including gender diversity. Join Diversity Circles for this session facilitated by our long time former BCITSA colleague, Trina Prince, now Manager of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Learn meaningful actions you can take on a daily basis, including acknowledging someone’s pronouns. Understand the basics of gender identity, terminology, and concepts to actively support more inclusive spaces for 2S/LGBTQ+ students and employees.
Trina Prince (they/them)
Manager of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, Human Resources, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Trina Prince (they/them), is a trans, non-binary, white, European, who grew up in Ontario, and currently lives on the Coast Salish lands of the Kwantlen, Stz’uminus, Stó:lō, and Katzie First Nations in Pitt Meadows. Trina is the Manager of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Trina previously worked for many years at the BCIT Student Association as the Event Manager, and has been a long-time member of the BCIT Diversity Circles Steering Committee and the BCIT Pride Committee. Trina is a proud feminist who is actively working with others to end all gender-based violence. In 2014, Trina received their Masters of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University. Over the past 12 years, Trina has held a multitude of leadership roles in their professional and volunteer life, and is looking forward to learning with you in this workshop.
Register below. This is designed primarily as an in-person event. If you need a Zoom link for attending remotely, please let us know.
ASL interpretation will be provided. Please let us know if you have any additional needs to participate. This session is open to all members of the BCIT student, staff, faculty, and internal partner (e.g. student association, alumni association) community.
Expectations for Behaviour
Diversity Circles, in cooperation with the BCIT Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion (RDI) Office, has a document outlined the Expectations for Behaviour for our events and initiatives.
Diversity Circles has always benefitted from the empathy, sincerity, and respectful curiosity of our community, and this has helped create events and initiatives where we hold productive and authentic discussions, advancing our knowledge and utilization of equity, diversity, and inclusion principles.
As our events and initiatives continue to reach out to diverse audiences which include BCIT employees, students, and partners (BCIT Student Association, BCIT Alumni Association, and industry guests), and as we have moved towards presenting events both in person and via teleconferencing platforms, we realize that having a set of expectations for behaviour will help maintain the accountable, respectful spaces our community has come to expect from Diversity Circles events and initiatives.
Please take the time to review our Expectations for Behaviour prior to your upcoming participation.