Participation Manual

Welcome to the Positive Space Campaign at Vancouver Island University.  We greatly appreciate your willingness to publicly support the campaign, helping to foster a more accepting and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff at VIU.  We hope that you are as excited as we are about being a vital part of this initiative.

Many of the materials and the orientation exercises in this manual have been adopted/adapted from other campaigns and some we have created ourselves.  In the interest of making this manual as relevant and helpful to everyone as possible, we would welcome any feedback you can offer us.

Given that everyone comes to this role with vastly differing levels of knowledge and awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues on campus, we hope that this orientation will:

  • Provide you with the opportunity to meet and make connections with others participating in the campaign;
  • Answer some of your questions about Positive Space, and about your role;
  • Provide a forum for raising awareness about 2SLGBTQ+ issues on campus and in general. 

Feel free to contact us with any questions or for advice.

Thank you again for your commitment to the Positive Space Campaign and to making visible 2SLGBTQ+ people at Vancouver Island University.

The Positive Space Alliance
Vancouver Island University