Chair in Transgender Studies

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2024 Scholarships & Fellowships

We are excited to announce our 2024 Scholarship & Fellowship Program! Graduate students, faculty, professionals, and community members can apply now!

2024 Scholarships & Fellowships

Watch our Year in Review 2023

As we approach the end of 2023, we find ourselves reflecting on the impactful work we've done together in advancing Transgender Studies.

Watch our Year in Review 2023

Nachos Night

A casual drop-in gathering hosted by the Chair in Transgender Studies. Nachos, fries, beer, and pop are provided by the Chair in Transgender Studies. All Trans+ folks are invited!

Nachos Night

MTHF23 Highlights – "4 Days in 9 Minutes"

Watch our YouTube highlights video from Moving Trans History Forward 2023, "4 Days in 9 Minutes!"

MTHF23 Highlights – "4 Days in 9 Minutes"

An oral history digital exhibit

Word of Mouth showcases the Trans Activism Oral History collection. It tells some of the story about how Trans+ communities & networks developed in North America throughout the latter half of the 20th century.

An oral history digital exhibit

Chair in Transgender Studies

Territory acknowledgement


We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.


Our Vision


A world where Trans+ and all gender-diverse people can thrive free from the limitations of gender and intersecting oppressions.


Our Mission


Provide inspiration and hope to Trans+ people and our allies everywhere. Contribute to the development and dissemination of accurate knowledge about Trans+ people. Help to build strong and resilient Trans+ social and cultural communities.


Our Commitment


We are committed to applying an intersectional lens in our work to advance reconciliation, racial justice, equity, and inclusion for all.



Our work is fostering research and scholarship in Transgender Studies

  • Encouraging both existing and new scholars to pursue careers in Transgender Studies and building local, national and international linkages with others working in Transgender Studies
  • Hosting visiting academic and community scholars
  • Proactive community outreach and knowledge mobilization
  • Teaching and mentoring related to the area of Transgender Studies
  • Assisting faculty to integrate Transgender Studies content into their courses
  • Subject matter expert of the Transgender Archives
  • Fundraising in support of the Chair in Transgender Studies and the Transgender Archives

 

Visiting scholars

Academic and community-based scholars visit with us throughout the year. Many of them have come to make use of the Transgender Archives.


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Moving Trans History Forward

Community activists, researchers, educators, artists, service providers, and allies come together to create a better future.


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Public events

The Chair in Transgender Studies holds a variety of public events, including guest speakers, social and arts events, and honorary degrees!


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Video message

A donation by the Tawani Foundation, founded and led by Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker, US Army (Retired), supports the inaugural chair in UVic’s Faculty of Social Sciences for five years.

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Introduction Videos

See more videos from the Introduction videos playlist on YouTube.

Moving Trans History Forward 2023

See more videos from the Moving Trans History Forward 2023 playlist on YouTube.

Transgender Archives

See more videos from the Transgender Archive Videos playlist on YouTube.

Years in Review

See more videos from the Years in Review playlist on YouTube.

Moving Trans History Forward 2021

See more videos from the Moving Trans History Forward 2021 playlist on YouTube.

Martine Rothblatt - Hon. Degree Recipient

See more videos from the Martine Rothblatt - Honorary Degree Recipient playlist on YouTube.

Scholars & Fellows

See more videos from the Scholars & Fellows playlist on YouTube.

Speakers

See more videos from the Speakers playlist on YouTube.

Chair in Transgender Studies

See more videos from the Chair in Transgender Studies playlist on YouTube.