gender

Illustration by Callie Clissold-Hoyle.

UVic expands gender declaration options for applicants, students, and employees

After the Government of British Columbia issued a policy change regarding gender designations in January 2022, UVic is following suit by offering more options in selecting gender identity and expression…

It’s okay to be gender apathetic

When it comes to gender identity, words matter. Often, preventing acts of discrimination starts with learning these words. The right words can signify respect, recognition, and affirmation, while the wrong…
Sexualized Violence

Women are not responsible for making sure they are not the victims of sexual assault

Sarah Everard investigation opens up conversation about all forms of gender-based violence Readers should be advised that the following article discusses sexualized and gender-based violence, including sexual assault.  In the…
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Worsened gender-based violence continues during COVID-19, disproportionately affecting marginalized communities

Since the start of the pandemic, gender-based violence has increased between 20 and 30 per cent and has disproportionately affected marginalized communities. Heightened violence and its unequal effects have left…
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Affirming, reevaluating, and reimagining gender performance and identity in the time of COVID-19

Here we share six stories of people who have thought about their gender in different ways through COVID-19 and explore what gender means to them.

UVic offers free pads and tampons for all

In Canada, 34 per cent of women and girls have at some point had to give up another necessity in order to budget for menstrual products. At UVic, starting in…

All public bathrooms must be banned to ensure true gender neutrality

Some have suggested that all washrooms be made equally inclusive. Conversely, I feel that it is only patriotic of me to advocate a stronger solution. In the interest of true…

UVic is home to the first Chair in Transgender Studies in the world

Here’s the scoop on the world’s first and only Chair in Transgender Studies Did you know that UVic is home to the first and only Chair in Transgender Studies in…

Diversity in Academia

  Grace Wong Sneddon, the adviser to the provost on equity and diversity, smiles as she points up to the framed certificates that hang on the wall of her office.…