TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: NOVEMBER 20

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. On this day, UVAE mourns and commemorates the trans, two-spirit and non-binary people who have lost their lives to transphobia. Transgender Day of Remembrance started as a vigil in 1999 to commemorate the death of Rita Hester, a transgender woman killed in 1998. Rita Hester was a vocal …

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – 2021

Each year during the month of October, we celebrate Women’s History Month. This began in 1992 when the Government of Canada designated October as Women’s History Month, marking the beginning of an annual month-long celebration for the outstanding achievements of women throughout Canada’s history. As we celebrate Women’s History Month 2021, we reflect upon the …