2SLGBTQ+ Resources

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2SLGBTQ+ Resources

The University is working toward creating a learning and working environment free of biphobia, homophobia and transphobia, where 2SLGBTQ+ people (students, staff, faculty) can thrive.

University of Lethbridge support services

Campus Safety

Campus Security website
911 for police, fire, or ambulance

Commissioner of Oaths (free) Pending

Contact Natasha Buis Deering
Executive Director, Strategic Enrolment & Registrar 
Student Enrolment and Registrar’s Services website

ECM Chaplain

Contact Erin Phillips

Student groups and peer-led support services

Campus Collective Centre 


Q-Space provides a community and space for the 2SLGBTQ+ community at the University of Lethbridge. Q-Space works to foster respect, inclusion and justice for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.  We work towards making the University of Lethbridge an inclusive and queer-affirming place for all members of the campus community through our political work.

Get in touch: 

University of Lethbridge procedures

Skipping Stone provides guidance about name and gender marker ID change processes in Alberta

Legal name change

Legal name change form (PDF)

Current and former students can request a change to their legal name on University documents. Complete and send the form linked above by email to regoffice@uleth.ca or drop it off in person at the Student Enrolment and Registrar Services office (SU140) or the Calgary Campus Office (S6032).

You’ll also need to supply official documentation of your legal name change to support your request. See the form for a list of official documentation options, and how to guarantee your official documentation if submitting this form by email.

Preferred first name update

Found at ulethbridge.ca/ross/forms under “Name Change”

Current students can request to have their preferred first name added to their student record. This allows a non-legal first name that you prefer to be displayed in University systems such as email, Moodle, Zoom, and Office 365. Adding a preferred first name does not replace your legal first name on official University records and documents.

To add your preferred first name, email regoffice@uleth.ca, include your student ID number, and request a preferred name. To have your University email address changed to reflect your preferred name, please submit an Email Address Change Request via IT Services.

Kathryn DeLucia-Burk

I am Kathryn, the University’s Gender Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant. As some of you may know, I have been working in our Human Resources office to help provide staff and faculty with the tools they need to foster inclusive classrooms! Since June 2021, I have been working closely with university administration and faculty to identify areas where we can promote gender-inclusive policies and practice as well as sharing vital resources and information.

Kathryn DeLucia-Burk [she/her]

Research (Examples)

Visit the University of Lethbridge Library website for more resources

Academic programs and faculty research

Journals of interest

Research databases

  • Gender Studies Database (GSD). Access gender-related literature covering sexual diversity issues, indexes, journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, theses & dissertations and other sources. EBSCO.

Additional Research (Canadian and International)



Understanding Non-binary: Excerpts from a correspondence, Robbin Derry and Saga Darnell

Understanding Non-Binary: Excerpts from a Correspondence | Robbin Derry and Saga Darnell | TEDxULeth

All-gender washrooms, Lethbridge Campus

These are single-user locations unless otherwise noted.

PE 0W1 - Level 0, across from PE 020 & PE 040 (classrooms)
PE 1W3 – Level 1, in the hallway across from PE 110 & offices
PE 2W3 – Level 2, in the Northeast corner of the Indoor Track

Changing Rooms:
PE 185F – Level 1, past CSC gates toward Pool access 
PE 185A-E, 5 gender-neutral change rooms (w/shower in each)





(Across from Starbucks)

Multiple private stalls, all-gender washroom:

9th level

  • SA9W001 (10 stalls)

Single stall:

6th level

  • SA6W101
  • SA6W102
  • SA6W103
  • SA6W104
  • SA6W105
  • SA6W106

7th level

  • SA7W004A
  • SA7W008
  • SA7W201
  • SA7W202
  • SA7W302

8th Level

  • SA8W101
  • SA8W102
  • SA8W201
  • SA8W202
  • SA8W301
  • SA8W302
  • SA8W401
  • SA8W402

9th Level

  • SA9W101
  • SA9W102
  • SA9W201
  • SA9W202
  • SA9W301
  • SA9W302
  • SA9W401
  • SA9W402



Level 4


Level 6


Level 7, Section A, Across from the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office


Educational resources

Gender identity and gender expression

A guide for students, faculty, and staff

Alberta Human Rights Act

Gender, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation are protected grounds under the Alberta Human Rights Act.

The following descriptions are quoted from the Protected areas and grounds under the Alberta Human Rights Act information sheet, which is based on Alberta Human Rights Act

These definitions are aligned with the Act, but they are not a comprehensive reflection of the evolving range of terms and definitions that exist.

Gender is the state of being male, female, transgender or two-spirited. The ground of gender also includes pregnancy and sexual harassment.

Gender expression refers to the varied ways in which a person expresses their gender, which can include a combination of dress, demeanour, social behaviour and other factors.

Gender identity refers to a person’s internal, individual experience of gender, which may not coincide with the sex assigned to them at birth. A person may have a sense of being a woman, a man, both, or neither. Gender identity is not the same as sexual orientation, which is also protected under the Alberta Human Rights Act.

This ground includes protection from differential treatment based on a person’s actual or presumed sexual orientation, whether gay, lesbian, heterosexual, bisexual or asexual.

Practicing respectful language

Words have the power to promote inclusion, but can also be harming or traumatizing when not used with sensitivity. Language is inclusive if it conveys respect by actively valuing diversity and avoiding the exclusion or marginalization of others.

We offer the following tips for practicing inclusion:

Use the ‘preferred first name’ of people at all times, not their legal name. For example, if both appear on a class list, always use the preferred first name.

Do not make assumptions about a person’s gender or gender identity or refer to them in ways that reference an assumption about their gender or gender identity.

When referring to gender identity it is important to be aware of, and use ‘all-gender’ terms and phrasings. All-gender terms and phrasings are language free of explicit or implicit reference to gender or sex.

Examples include addressing one’s class by the non-gendered terms:

  • “Students” or “class” rather than “Ladies and gentlemen”
  • Using “machine-made” rather than “man-made”
  • “Staff the front desk” rather than “man the front desk”


Address people by the pronouns they indicate. Students, staff and faculty may choose to be known by pronouns that are non-gendered or gender-neutral, such as they/them, rather than he/him or she/her. Invite (but don’t require) people to provide their pronouns. Referring to people by their pronouns conveys respect and inclusion.


The following are useful resources to learn more about using pronouns:

Gender Pronouns and Teaching- University of Waterloo

Ruberg, Bonnie “Beaux.” “Helpful, Friendly, They/Them Pronoun Info Sheet for Inclusive Workplaces & Communities.” USC and UC Irvine, April 2017. (PDF)


The University of Lethbridge wishes to acknowledge the University of Waterloo and York University for permitting the use of materials from their respective websites.