Queer Committee

The aims and objectives of the Queer Department include:

(a)    to actively increase visibility, awareness and acceptance of the presence of Students of all sexualities and genders on campus;
(b)    to encourage freedom of expression of all sexualities and genders at all levels of the University without fear of harassment or discrimination;
(c)    to combat queerphobic attitudes, violence and expression within UMSU, the University and the community;
(d)    to provide a safe, autonomous and discreet queer space or environment on UMSU premises;
(e)    to provide support to all Students having difficulty with issues of sexuality or gender;
(f)     to provide access to support services available in the wider community to Students seeking sexuality or gender related information or referral; and
(g)    to provide Queer Students with awareness of safe-sex practices and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, and to distribute information on sexual health issues.

Current Membership

The Queer Committee is made up of students who identify as those persons who identify as being within the category of Queer. Queer includes, but is not limited to, being same-sex attracted, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, intersex, Trans*, or sex and/or gender diverse. The Committee consists of the Queer Officers as non-voting members and 7 voting members. The current members and the tickets they were elected on (if any) are:

Queer Officers

Mehul Gopalakrishnan and Leslie Ho (Community for UMSU)

Voting Members
Al Lin Community for UMSU
Olivia Baldwin Stand Up!
April Kelly Community for UMSU
Inderpreet (Inder) Community for UMSU
Natasha Community for UMSU
Toby Mills Community for UMSU
Theo Purchase Independents for Student Democracy (ISD)

 

Minutes

2023 Minutes

Meeting 1 - 30/12/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 1(23).

Meeting 2 - 18/01/2023 via Zoom. Minutes 2(23).

2022 Minutes

Meeting 1 - 8/12/2021 via Zoom. Minutes 1(21)

Meeting 2 - 12/01/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 2(22)

Meeting 3 - 11/02/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 3(22).

Meeting 4 - 10/03/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 4(22).

Meeting 5 - 24/03/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 5(22).

Meeting 6 - 07/04/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 6(22).

Meeting 7 - 28/04/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 7(22).

Meeting 8 - 19/05/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 8(22).

Meeting 9 - 20/06/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 9(22).

Meeting 10 (SPECIAL) - 29/06/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 10(22).

Meeting 11 - 28/07/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 11(22).

Meeting 12 - 12/08/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 12(22).

Meeting 13 - 9/09/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 13(22).

Meeting 14 - 14/10/2022 via Zoom. Minutes 14(22).

2021 Minutes

Meeting 1- 11/12/2020 via Zoom. Minutes 1(21)

Meeting 2- 28/01/2021 via Zoom. Minutes 2(21)

Meeting 3 – 16/02/2021 via Zoom. Minutes 3(21)

Meeting 4- 3/03/2021. Minutes 4(21)

2020 Minutes

Meeting – 10/12/2019 2:00pm, OB Space Unconfirmed
Agenda 1(20)
Minutes 1(20)

Meeting 2 – 20/01/2020 1:00pm, OB Space Union House Confirmed
Minutes 2(20)

Meeting 3 – 11/02/2020 11:00am, OB Space Union House Unconfirmed
3(20) minutes

2019 Minutes

Petitioned Meeting – 05/12/2018 – OB Space Confirmed
Agenda 1(19) – Petitioned Meeting
Minutes 1(19)

Meeting – 05/02/2019 – OB Space Confirmed
Minutes 2(19)

Meeting – 25/02/2019 – OB Space Confirmed
Agenda 3(19)
Minutes 3(19)

Meeting – 05/03/2019 – OB Space Confirmed
Agenda 4(19)
Minutes 4(19)

Meeting – 22/03/2019 – OB Space Confirmed
Agenda 5(19)
Minutes 5(19)

Meeting – 03/03/2019 – OB Space Confirmed
Agenda 6(19)
Minutes 6(19)

Meeting – 17/04/2019 – OB Space Confirmed
Agenda 7(19)
Minutes 7(19)

Meeting – 08/05/2019 – OB Space Confirmed
Agenda 8(19)
Minutes 8(19)

Petitioned Meeting – 15/05/2019 – OB Space Confirmed
Agenda 9(19)
Minutes 9(19) Petitioned

Meeting – 22/05/2019 – OB Space Confirmed
Agenda 10(19)
Minutes 10(19)

Meeting – 18/07/2019 – OB Space Confirmed
Agenda 11(19)
Minutes 11(19)

 

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