Collective Meeting Agenda February 16th 2016

1.) Acknowledgement of the Territories

2.) Safer Spaces

3.) Round of Names / Check-in

4.) How does a collective work?

5.) Approval of minutes (Feb 2)

6.) Updates

  • volunteer call out for Pride tabling at freestore pop up share (Feb 25 and 26)

7.) Go through ideaboard

8.) Safer Spaces volunteers – approving non-negotiable list when we provide our volunteers to external organizations

9.) Convo exploring making Pride Centre a closed space for queer/trans students and community members (similar to how students of colour collective, native students union, and womens centre operates now)?

10.) Femme caucus proposal

11.) Payment for Trans Idol Film Editing

Agenda – Collective Meeting February 2 2016

1. Acknowledgement of the Territories

2. Safer Spaces

3. Round of Names/Check-in

4. How does a collective work? Consensus-based decision making.

5. Adoption of Minutes – Jan 26th

6. Updates

  • Ace/Aro
  • Reading Break
  • Donation Box For Fat Queer Clothing Swap – Feb 7th
  • New Island Health STI testing program
  • Trans Idol this Friday
  • Pride Centre is closing for the next week at 6pm – collective members can still access the space by asking the building attendant to open up

7. Indigenous Studies Survey – Can we send out to listserve?

8. Collective Member’s Poetry Night

9. Newsletter – What do we want this to look like? It will replace our current weekly email format.

10. LGBT Townhall – do we want to send reps?

11. Uni 101 referendum

12. Blurb in calendar

13. Transgender studies chair discussion

14. Date of SAGM decision

15. No meeting next week?


Agenda Collective Meeting January 28th – 4:30pm

1.) Acknowledgement of the Territories

2.) Safer Spaces

3.) Round of Names / Pronouns / Check-in

4.) How does a collective work – consensus – based decision making

5.) Adoption of AGM Minutes (October 2015)

6.) Budget

  • Budget Updates
  • New Budget
  • Decisions on Paid Coordinators for Following Terms


Agenda Collective Meeting January 26th 2016 – 3:30pm

1.) Acknowledgement of the Territories

2.) Safer Spaces

3.) Round of Names / Pronouns / Check-in

4.) How does a collective work – consensus-based decision making

5.) Adoption of old minutes – Dec 3, 10, Jan 7, 19

6.) Updates

  • Recent theft in Pride Centre
  • go through idea board
  • buget meeting this thursday at 4:30
  • Trans Idol

7.) Free Store Pop Up Swap

8.) Gender Diversity in Math – Panel

9.) Draw for SUB Zero Party Tickets

10.) Newsletter – suggestions for format etc. How does collective want weekly newsletter to look?

11.) Discussion of Peer Support Roles and Coordination

12.) Discussion around Facebook Posting and Responses

13.) Request to Subsidize Resource

14.) Propose changes to space

15.) Neurodivergency workshop

16.) Q&A with Aaron Devour

17.) Safer Spaces at Non-Pride events

18.) IPOC Caucus

Trans Idol !

Trans Idol poster

We acknowledge that this event is taking place on the unceded and unsurrendered Lekwungen and WSÁNÉC territories, and work to practice ongoing processes of decolonization.

Trans Idol is happening February 5th, 2016, from 5:30-8:30 in Vertigo, located in the SUB at UVic! Open to all ages!

Attendance and performance is free.

However, this event is for trans and non-binary people only. If you would like others outside the community to experience your performance, we will have someone available to film for you!

We will have three fantastic community members offering words of encouragement and sass!
And a fantastic host to keep the evening glittery! :)

All performers will leave with a little gift :)

Sign-Up to Perform Here:

In the weeks leading up until Trans Idol, and the night of, we will be selling tickets that you can put into raffles on many wonderful things from trans and queer folks! Paintings, customized clothing, beadwork, leatherwork, comics, prints and much much more! Thank you so much to all the wonderful gems who have donated their time, care, creativity and energy .

Here is a link to the auction (where you can also find pictures and more info!):

How it works:
There will be a draw for each individual prize at Trans Idol being held on February 5th at the event.
There is information about all the prizes up to win on the tumblr site.
You can purchase tickets online for each individual prize by clicking the paypal link. It is very important that you include a correct name and way to contact you when making your purchase especially if you will not be present at the fundraiser.
Your name will be entered into the draw for that prize.
At Trans Idol folks will also be able to purchase tickets and put them in the jar for the prize of their choice.
So you are not purchasing a ticket to win any prize in one big draw. You are getting a ticket to put in a draw for the prize (or prizes) of your choice. You may purchase tickets for as many prizes as you want. You may also purchase as many tickets for a single prize as you like. It’s a game of strategy!
Tickets are $2 each.
If your name is drawn then you have yourself a magnificent sweet sweet something cool.
If you live outside of the Greater Victoria we can ship you your prize. You will be required to pay for shipping costs and we will be in touch after the fundraiser.
And of course all the money donated goes directly to supporting Trans and Non-Binary people in the community through Uvic Pride’s Undercover Initiative (Gender Affirming Resources.)

The SUB is next to the new section University of Victoria bus loop which serves the routes 12, 13, 39, 76, 51, 16, and 26. UVic is also accessible via routes 4, 7/2, 11, 14, and 15.

Vertigo has accessible facilities, and we will be making the multi-stall washrooms inside gender inclusive!

*Bus tickets will be made available

UVic Pride has made a commitment to work towards creating and maintaining safer spaces not only for the events it organizes and hosts, but also in the communities it’s members work and live in. Safer Spaces Volunteers are community members who will be wearing brightly coloured (purple) arm bands. Safer Spaces Volunteers are point people if something arises and folks need someone to talk to, and they will also ask folks to leave the event if they are being unsafe.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Agenda – Collective Meeting January 19th 2016

1.) Acknowledgement of the Territories

2.) Safer Spaces

3.) Round of Names / Pronouns / Check-in

4.) How does a collective work? Consensus-based decision making


5.) Updates:

  • New regular collective meeting times are Tuesdays at 3:30pm
  • Events this week:
    Jan 18 – 4:30pm – Youth Caucus Meeting
    Jan 19 – 3:00pm – Collective Meeting
    Jan 19 – 4:30pm – Non-Monogamy Discussions
    Jan 20 – 12:00-5:00pm – Button Making
    Jan 21 – 4:00pm – Anti-Racism Workshop (SUB B028)
    Jan 22 – 3:30pm – Events and Activism Committee Meeting
  • Call Out for Student Volunteers for SHAPE Program – UVic Health Services – Student Health and Peer Educators
  • Ali Blythe Writing Workshop (Non UVic Pride Event)
  • Board Update
  • Coordinators & Consent Workshops

6.) Set a time for a special collective meeting dedicated to our budget

  • Need to remake decisions around budget and paid staff

7.) Approval of Facilitators and Modified Anti-Oppression Training for Campus Community Gardens

8.) How to give out free tickets to SUB Party

9.) Resource Order Forms

10.) Feb Events


Collective Meeting Agenda January 7th 2016

***This is a potluck meeting! If you are able to bring some food to share, that would be much appreciated. No pressure if you cant!***

1.) Acknowledgement of the Territories

2.) Safer Spaces

3.) Round of Names / Check-in

4.) How Does a Collective Work / Consensus-based decision making

5.) Updates

  • resources update
  • feedback on changes to the space and office
  • idea board?

6.) New collective meeting time and frequency

7.) Spring Budget Drafting and Adoption – Prelim Actuals Reporting

  • Including a discussion/decision on collective spending priorities and future plans for paid staff
  • Discussion around bus tickets

8.) Peer Support Cards

9.) Newsletter – Suggestions for Format etc. How does the collective want a weekly newsletter to look?

10.) Spending Approval for Clubs and Course Union Days and Open House

11.) Request for UVic Pride to Table at SSD’s Week of Welcome

12.) Discussion group proposal for January

13.) Approve January events and Budget

14.) Discussion of Peer Support Volunteers and Coordination Roles

15.) Open House Planning

16.) Discussion around facebook posting and management

17.) EQHR proposal for trans student experience panel to speak to educational equity advisory committee



Pride Centre Closed Dec 24 – Jan 4

Hi Everyone! Along with the hours for the Student Union Building, the Pride Centre will be closed starting @ 6pm on December 23rd. We will reopen on January the 4th!

See you in the New Year <3

Collective Meeting Agenda December 10th 2015

1.) Acknowledgement of the Territories

2.) Safer Spaces

3.) Round of Names/Pronouns/Check-in

4.) How does a collective work? How does this meeting work?

5.) Updates

  1. National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women – we were a part of it
  2. Dates SUB and Pride are Open over Dec/Jan

7.) First Few Meetings in January – Setting those meetings for spring semester budget adoption and financial discussions. Conversation around paid staff positions in the future and what the collective prefers, fitting into a tighter budget.

8.) Youth Caucus

  1. Funding For Commonwealth Year End Party
  2. Funding For Food For Next Meeting
  3. Budget Request – Projected Budget For Next Semester?  Ongoing Access For Upcoming Meetings?

9.) Transfeminine Caucus

Collective Meeting Thursday December 3rd

1.) Acknowledgement of the Territories

2.) Safer Spaces

3.) Round of Names/Pronouns/Check-in

4.) What is a Collective

5.) Adoption of Minutes (Oct 15, Nov 12)

6.) Updates:

– New Resources In

– Purchase/Update of Pride Postcards

– Referendum


1.) Date for non-monogamy discussion

2.) Callout for supplies for tent city

3.) Events and Activism December Calendar/Budget Proposal

4.) Big Locker

5.) Funding request for Peer Support Post Cards

6.) Tabling request UVSS Mental Health Working Group

7.) Transfeminine Caucus Update

8.) Changing Keys update

9.) Resource Request

10.) December Meeting Schedule and Coordinator Schedule Discussion

11.) Coordinator phone number change request

12.) Conversation about the martlet