Queer Orientation 2022

The Equity & Inclusion Office is proud to host Queer Orientation for the seventh year in a row. Come out to build connections and celebrate UBC Okanagan’s diverse 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

If you’d like to volunteer with Queer Orientation, please email equity.ubco@ubc.ca


The event line up is below, and will be updated as details are confirmed.

September 27 from 4:00 - 5:30pm at ASC 460.

The Student Union's Grad Student Collective welcomes all 2SLGBTQIA+ graduate students to an informal get together. Art supplies and snacks will be provided for free. The Art Mixer will take place in the Grad Student Collegia, which is on the top floor of the Arts & Sciences Building, ASC 460.

September 28 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm via Zoom.

Are you queer & curious about kink, BDSM, toys? Join sex coach Azaria Menezes for an informal, easy going conversation about these topics and more.

RSVP now.

Tuesdays, 9:00am - 1:00pm & Fridays 1:00 - 4:00pm at the Pride Resource Centre (UNC 132)

Drop by the Pride Resource Center to meet the coordinator and board members, and check out the resources available (gender affirming clothing swap, pronoun pins, etc.).

October 11 from 11:00am - 1:00pm in the Sawchuk Family Theatre (COMMONS hallway)

National Coming Out Day celebrates the many people who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ who “come out” (a term stemming from the phrase “come out of the closet”) to friends or family about their sexuality, which is a very big moment! Join the UBCO Library between 11:00am-1:00pm (drop by anytime) in the Sawchuk Family Theatre (between the Commons Building and the Library) for a celebration station: stickers, snacks, coffee & more.

October 13 from 3:30 - 4:30pm in the Maple Lounge (Outside Student Wellness)

Your health is foundational to your wellbeing, and relates directly to your learning and development. Drop by the Student Wellness Open House to enjoy snacks and games, and learn about the student services you can access to promote your physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Counsellors, clinicians, and staff will be on hand to share the services they provide, answer questions, and give a tour of the space.

October 14 from 5:00 - 8:00pm in the Fipke Foyer

Here's the line up for the 2022 Pride Picnic, all are welcome to attend this free event.

5-5:15: DJ Meems / B.A.R.K.2GO / Food 

5:15-5:20: Introductions

5:20-5:35: Xiaoxuan / Sherry Huang 

5:35-5:45: Student performer 1 (Ana) 

5:45-6:00: Student Performer 2 (Jeena) 

6:00-6:30: DJ Meems

6:30-6:45: Eviah S. Obadia-Wong

6:45-7:00: student performer 3 (Sheela) 

7:00-7:15: student performer 4 (Carolyn) 

7:15-7:30: KENDONTCRY

7:30-8:00 DJ Meems

October 17 from 10:00am - 12:00pm at UNC Walkway Southside

The Equity Ambassadors & members of the Positive Space Committee will be outside the University Center on Monday morning with coffee & cookies to celebrate the big reveal of UBC Okanagan's newest banners. Join us in celebrating the end of Queer Orientation and the beautiful banners.

October 21 from 6:00 - 7:30pm at Kettle River Brewing Co.

Join 2SLGBTQIA+ faculty & staff at Kettle River Brewing Co. for an informal rendez-vous. Partners, kids and friends welcome to join, non-alcoholic options and food available, location is wheelchair accessible. Hosted by the Positive Space Committee.

RSVP now.

October 27 from 6:30 - 8:30pm at Collegium UNC 335.

Join SVPRO and the Equity and Inclusion Office for Queer Self-Care: Setting Boundaries with Friends and Family.

This workshop is interactive and arts based. We will spend time learning about boundaries and exploring our personal boundaries. We will also learn different strategies for setting boundaries, communicating with others about our boundaries, and responding to boundary violations.

Content Note: We will not be discussing any specific cases or examples of violence or harmful relationships. However, because this session is interactive and reflective, participants might still remember and explore relationships in their own lives that are violent or abusive. This can bring up distressing feelings or emotions. Active listening will be available as well as contact information for more formal support options.

RSVP now.

More Community Events

Find upcoming events in the Okanagan at the links below.

Take the Positive Space Course

Recently launched, the Positive Space: Foundations online course provides a low-barrier way for students, staff, and faculty members to access education on sex, sexuality, and gender diversity. This course is intended to be a resource hub, and revisiting and sharing with others is highly encouraged.

Register now