Chair in Transgender Studies

Chair in Transgender Studies

As the world’s only Chair in Transgender Studies, we are committed to generating solid reliable information about the real world to drive social change and improve the well-being of trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people; and we support and build healthy communities by facilitating activities of interest to trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people and their allies.


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
  • Academic Director of the Transgender Archives
  • Fundraising in support of the Chair in Transgender Studies and the Transgender Archives

 

Visiting scholars

Academic and community-based scholar 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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Chair in Transgender Studies & The Transgender Archives at UVic

1 day ago

When Canada was passing legislation to protect people from discrimination on basis of gender identity or gender expression, one women's group appeared before the Senate to oppose it--Vancouver Rape Relief. Now, the city of Vancouver has cut off their funding because they won't serve trans women.

City council cuts funding to Vancouver...
Councillors voted Thursday to end the organization’s funding after this year, unless it changes its position toward trans people.
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Chair in Transgender Studies & The Transgender Archives at UVic

5 days ago

Back in June 2016 we reported about Jamie Shupe becoming the first legally recognized nonbinary person in the US. Now they say that it was all a sham! Before you read, if you do, beware that Shupe is now promoting an anti-trans agenda.

I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary...
I should have been treated. Instead, at every step, doctors, judges, and advocacy groups indulged my fiction.
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Scholars & Fellows

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Speakers

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Scholars in Residence

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Transgender Archives Visitors

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Moving Trans History Forward 2018

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Chair in Transgender Studies

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Lynn Conway - Hon. Doctor of Engineering

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Moving Trans History Forward 2016

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Moving Trans History Forward 2014

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