CHASIcast: Getting deep on gender identity with Stacy

A pull quote. A faded image in the background shows four adults and a child walking together, away from the camera. The quote reads: "Believe people with who they say they are, and it doesn’t have to be a problem. And it inherently isn’t. The only reason it becomes a problem is if we make it a problem. And [remember] that people know themselves better than we ever really will." The quote is attributed to Stacy, Registered Social Worker.

What does support and care look like for gender diverse people today? On the latest episode of the CHASIcast, we spoke to Stacy (he/him), a registered social worker (MSW) and UFV Alumni (BSW – 2015) who has spent much of his social work career working within healthcare, along with offering private pay counselling. For almost … Read more

Tea Dance and Queeraoke brings Pride to UFV

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To end Pride month the right way, CHASI and friends hosted a Tea Dance and Queeraoke event on June 28. The event also served as a purposeful conclusion to our flag display and a next step towards a permanent Pride installation on campus. CHASI would like to extend a massive thank you to our co-organizers … Read more

Pride 2023 at CHASI

Photo of CHASI team members speaking at a table with a rainbow tablecloth.

Pride is always time of celebration and action at CHASI, and 2023 was no different! Here is just some what our team did to mark the occasion. Dr. Martha Dow joins GW Graham Secondary’s Pride Celebration CHASI director Dr. Martha Dow was privileged to be able to speak at GW Graham Secondary’s Pride celebration to … Read more

CHASI Tea Dance and Queeraoke — June 28

Poster with illustrated hands holding up Pride flags, and a bright cartoon sun above, shining down rainbows. The text reads: "Join us in transitioning the Pride display to a more permanent home. CHASI Tea dance and Queeraoke, Wednesday, June 28th, 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Come to the K Building Patio on Abbotsford's UFV campus for good music, food, and drinks! Door admission: $10 ($5 for students) includes food and first drink ticket. 19+ event."

Join us in transitioning the Pride display to a more permanent home! Come to the K Building patio on UFV’s Abbotsford campus for good music, food, and drinks. Please reserve your spot with an Eventbrite ticket. Door admission is $10 ($5 for students), and includes food and your first drink ticket. This public event is … Read more

Celebrating Pride and acknowledging what still needs to be done

An illustration of two cartoon, rainbow-coloured hands coming together in celebration. Text reads: Canada is home to 1 million people who are LGBTQ2+, accounting for 4% of the total population

Content warning: suicide June may be coming to an end, but CHASI is proud to celebrate Pride year-round. This year, Canada marks an exciting milestone, reaching one million members of the LGBTQ2+ community! Canada still has a long way to go, however. Statistics Canada has also shared information on the discrimination and challenges that the … Read more