Promoting Trans* Literacies Workshop

Promoting Trans* Literacies Workshop

Date: Sept 25, Sept 28 (choose one)
Time: 2-3pm
Venue: Jack Bell Building, Room 200

Promoting Trans* Literacies: Developed and facilitated by undergraduate and graduate trans* students at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, this workshop explores how educators can develop safer, more trans*-inclusive pedagogical practices in their classrooms.

From student stories to syllabus analysis, facilitators will provide a framework for participants to understand, identify, and counter trans*-oppressive practices, information systems and resources at UBC.



K, who uses the pronouns she/her and they/them interchangeably, is a photographer, intersectional feminist, aspiring writer and poet, and (continually) unlearning activist. They are a queer, non-binary, second-generation Chinese-Canadian settler raised in unceded Coast Salish territories. Currently, she is an undergraduate student in GRSJ and an editor for The Talon ( They enjoy sitting alone in coffee shops, collecting leaves, eating hummus by the tub, and beating people in scrabble.

A.J. Lowik is a second-year SSHRC-funded, PhD student with the GRSJ. A.J.’s research interests include trans* reproductive experiences, theories of gender corporeality, community-based participatory research, engaged scholarship, queer liberation theory and transfeminisms. A.J. is a non-binary trans person, and is thrilled to play an active role in developing trans-inclusive teaching tools for faculty and hopes to inspire more inclusive curriculum and promote safety in the classroom and beyond.

Evan is a PhD student in UBC’s Department of Language and Literacy in Education. Evan’s current research interests are at the intersection of trans health and cancer health, and Evan’s research on trans people’s health literacy and cancer screening decision-making has been funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Evan is also a Research Assistant with Cancer’s Margins – Canada’s first national research project exploring sexual and gender marginalities and cancer knowledge. Evan is a trans person of multiple genders and sexualities and has an insatiable passion for subversion.


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