Chair in Transgender Studies

Moving Trans History Forward 2018

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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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Rikki Swin

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Moving Trans History Forward 2018

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Transgender Archives Visitors

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Speakers

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YouTube videos

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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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