Consultation on inclusive washrooms at UVic

In fall 2018, UVic formed a working group to develop, through consultation, a campus-wide approach to support inclusive washrooms at UVic. The public consultation period has now ended. Thank you for your strong participation. We had 930 people take the online survey, and over 170 participate in the in-person consultation. Because of the large volume of feedback, we are taking time to carefully review what the community said before we move forward. We will be sharing more details on this page as the work unfolds and reaching out through UVic media.

About inclusive washrooms

"Inclusive" means spaces that can be accessed by people of every gender, and with a full range of identities, abilities and social positions. Other terms that are used include "universal," "gender inclusive" and "all genders."

Inclusive washrooms are essential if we want a campus that can be accessed by a diversity of students, faculty, staff and community members. The ready availability of safe and comfortable washroom options is a basic requirement to support the diverse community that studies, works, lives and visits the campus. Not providing such spaces creates a systemic barrier which unfairly limits access for some groups. UVic is committed to being an accessible campus and welcoming a diversity of people.


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