Workshop Session A.4 – Diversity in Engineering Education: Engineering Positive Space: Building a Faculty, Staff and Student Positive Space Network
Peter Eliot Weiss, Estelle Oliva-Fisher, and Cori Hanson | The Positive Space “campaign” has existed at our university for over twenty years and, uniquely, in the Faculty of Engineering for eight years. Its purpose is to raise awareness and discussion of LGBTQ issues and challenges in a collegial and non-judgmental atmosphere. Participants in this workshop will create a foundation for dealing with changing terminology, develop competencies for discussing LGBTQ issues, gain knowledge of available resources, people and events that support inclusivity, develop strategies for responding to homophobic and transphobic incidents, deepen awareness of LGBTQ issues on campus and more broadly, and gain knowledge of available resources, people and events that support inclusivity.
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