Beyond the Binary @ UBC

UBC Trans and Gender-Variant Community Consultation Sessions

If you are trans or gender-variant and are a current or past UBC student, staff, or faculty member, we invite you to participate in this community consultation session. Participation includes group discussion through 3 focus groups (for students, staff and faculty).

Community Consultation Session Dates: October 13
Location: TBC
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm


The main goals of the UBC Trans and Gender-Variant Community Consultation Sessions are to:

  • Identify and develop content for campus training and resources on trans and gender diversity, and inclusion;
  • Identify barriers to trans inclusion across campus and strategize best practices for gender accessibility and inclusion;
  • Build community and networks for trans and gender-variant members of UBC campus community.

[1] Note: Trans is a term for people whose gender identity, expression, or behavior is different from those typically associated with their assigned sex at birth. ‘Transgender’ is indicative of a gender identification that could be between, outside of, or many identifications—identification with one term is not static. Transgender is a broad term and “Trans” is shorthand for “transgender.” Transgender individuals may or may not use binary language. 

Contact: For more information about the project, you can contact the project facilitators directly:

Jesse Grimaldi:
Jesse (they/them/theirs) has worked at UBC since 2015. Their current role is as Coordinator, Student Experience & Careers at the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre (Sauder School of Business).

To contact Jesse, email 

Rachael Sullivan:
Rachael (she/her/hers) has worked at UBC since 2006. In addition to teaching in the Sociology Department, her current role is as Equity Facilitator, Equity & Inclusion Office.

To contact Rachael, email

If you have any questions, please contact Jesse Grimaldi or Rachael Sullivan