LGBTQ2S+ Students in the Time of COVID – Connecting Amongst Distance

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With spring upon us, many of us feel the familiar yearning to get outside and connect with family, friends, and neighbours.  In the midst of a global pandemic, social distancing has equated to feelings of social isolation which can be particularly pronounced for LGBTQ2S+ students.  With impacts on social and health services, cancelled Pride events, and a lack of opportunity to engage with fellow community members face-to-face, how are students staying connected and what are the biggest issues they’re currently facing? 

Please join us for the second of two webinars where we create space to connect, build community, and identify challenges unique to LGBTQ2S+ students at this time.  We’ll offer resources that may be of assistance and provide opportunities for student engagement with fellow students and facilitators alike.  Please note that participants can join anonymously.    


Kirstin McLaughlin (she/her) is an LGBTQ2S+ nurse educator with Camosun College on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.  An LGBTQ2S+ advocate and activist, prior to moving to Vancouver Island Kirstin was the Chair of the Diversity Advisory Committee for the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Pride Past President, and the BC Winter Games first-ever Inclusion Chair in 2018.  She is delighted to work with, and in service to, post-secondary students and LGBTQ2S+ community members.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

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If you would like to ask a question and remain anonymous OR can’t attend the session, just AskBCcampus.

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