Tagged Q Centre

Gender-inclusive change rooms coming to campus

By Tina Shaygan, March 15 2018 — The University of Calgary will soon see the construction of a gender-inclusive change room, thanks to a Quality Money application brought forward by the Students’ Union Q Centre and Sagar Grewal, current SU kinesiology representative and president-elect. The change rooms, which will be located in the kinesiology building, will…

Student initiatives are vital to creating an inclusive campus

March 15 2018 — Members of the University of Calgary community will see the construction of gender-neutral change rooms in the near future. The project, spearheaded by the Students’ Union Q Centre in a Quality Money application, is another meaningful step towards building a more inclusive campus. This development demonstrates the influence students can have…

SU Q Centre library spotlight: Sarah Waters

By Jen Sidorova, February 16 2018 — If you weren’t already aware, there’s a library within the Students’ Union Q Centre in MacHall, the LGBTQA+ community space on the U of C campus. One author on its shelves worth checking out is acclaimed novelist Sarah Waters. Waters is well-known for her fantastic ability to describe…

U of C community marches in 2017 Pride Parade

By Tina Shaygan, September 4 2017 — Thousands took to downtown Calgary on Sept. 3 to take part in the 27th annual Calgary Pride Parade. Among those marching were politicians, non-profit organizations and members of the University of Calgary community, including U of C president Elizabeth Cannon. Cannon said that the university’s growing participation in Pride…

Frosh 2017: Diversity Services

By Tina Shaygan The Q Centre The SU Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity, better known at the Q Centre, is located on the main floor of MacHall and offers community and peer support, volunteer opportunities as well as other programs and events for the LGTBQ community on campus and in Calgary. The Q Centre also…

The University of Calgary’s LGBTQ History

By Jason Herring, August 29 2017 — Photos by Mariah Wilson. Archive photos provided by Calgary Gay History Project Calgary has a complicated history with the LGBTQ community and the University of Calgary is front and centre in much of that history. When the school opened in 1966, homosexuality was illegal in Canada. Even for decades…

Sex Week 2017 is coming to the University of Calgary

By Claudia Wong, January 31 2017 — It’s that time of year where a giant penis and vulva roam MacHall — Sex Week! From Feb. 6–10, the University of Calgary’s annual Sex Week will feature workshops, events and discussions surrounding sexuality. Now in its sixth year, the event is a collaboration between the Women’s Resource…

Letter to the editor: a call to action

We are currently living in a period of history that one may call frightening, if not downright terrifying. In that vein, I would like to submit for your perusal this poem from George Orwell’s book 1984: “Under the spreading Chestnut tree/I sold you, and you sold me/There they lie, and there lies we/Under the spreading…

Should we debate hateful perspectives?

By Melanie Woods, November 1 2016 — A few weeks ago, the Christian Truth Activists (CTA) — a homophobic, transphobic and graphic anti-abortion group- — caused a stir at the University of Calgary when they booked a table in front of the Students’ Union Q Centre. A few weeks before that, over 40 graphic anti-Muslim posters…

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