Gender and Sexual Diversity Student Advising

Office Hours: Drop-in office hours will be from 9am-3pm Monday through Friday and will be on a first-come first serve basis.  Appointments are available and can be made by emailing the GSDA amacdona@stfx.ca 

Office Location: 434 Bloomfield

 

StFX University offers 2SLGBTQIA+ students the service of an advisor to encourage, guide, and advocate on their behalf in order to support them succeeding both academically and socially.

The Gender and Sexual Diversity Student Advisor offers 2SLGBTQIA+ students assistance in the following areas:

  • Making the transition and adjustment to the challenges of university life.
  • Acting as a liaison and advocate for 2SLGBTQIA+ students on issues such as discrimination, harassment, residence life, and academic life.
  • Providing guidance and assistance to 2SLGBTQIA+ student organizations and societies such as X-Pride.
  • Hosting educational events or campaigns on equity, heterosexism, cissexism, homophobia, transphobia, and related matters. 

For more information about programming, events, and Positive Space Training opportunities, follow the GSDA on Facebook and/or Instagram.

 

Positive Space:

The 2SLGBTQIA+ community is a diverse group of individuals with one thing in common - they are members of the Queer and Trans* Community. The Positive Space Program celebrates queer and trans individuality, and recognizes the responsibility of our community to work towards being a safe and accepting environment for persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations. More than ensuring a safe and equitable university, this program hopes to see the creation of a genuinely inclusive community. The goal of this program is to reduce the climate of disapproval and fear of same-sex attraction and the ostracism of variable gender expression, as well as to draw attention to the oppressive systems of hetero- and cisnormativity.

Contact the Gender and Sexual Diversity Student Advisor at the email listed at the bottom of this page for more information.

PST workshop registration

X-Pride Student Society:

The X-Pride Student Society is comprised of an executive team of student volunteers who work together to create student-led programming and initiatives as well as draw attention to and mobilize against issues of social justice at St. FX. These programs and initiatives serve to: recognize the diversity, strength, and resilience inherent to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community; provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that are not geared towards the majority groups on campus; and develop tools to engage in activism and advocacy on campus and within the wider community.

The X-Pride office is located on the second floor of the SUB (room 215), right across from the Golden X Inn. Check out the door to the Space for this year's Exec's office hours, and stop by to chat and check out the resources available! Visit and join the X-Pride Facebook page or Instagram to learn more about the society and upcoming events.

 

Sign up to receive information from the GSDA and X-Pride:

QR code for the List-serv signup

Can the QR Code or Click Here: GSDA and X-Pride Sign-up

 

This link will allow you to sign up and select who you would like to receive information from.  We encourage everyone to sign up to be the first informed of any and all events through the GSDA and X-Pride!

 

Helpful Resources:

The Trevor Project

Youth Project N.S.

https://www.scarleteen.com/

Gender Galaxy PDF

 

 

 

 

Picture of Aimee the GSDAAimee MacDonald, BISM, MCHRM (She/Her)

Gender and Sexual Diversity Advisor

Office: Bloomfield Centre 434

Email: amacdona@stfx.ca

  Phone: 902-867-3870