UTM Women & Gender Equity Centre (WGEC)

The UTM Women & Gender Equity Centre (WGEC) is a student-run organization dedicated to making the UTM campus safer and more accessible for women, trans, and non-binary students. This group aims to dismantle barriers that UTM students face - specifically related to sexuality, gender, and gender identity - by advocating for unheard voices, providing support to students from marginalized communities via services (such as peer support, gender affirming subsidies, and office hours), and educating the student population on various topics regarding sex, gender, and sexual health. This group provides UTM students and staff opportunities to connect with and access a support system based on mutual respect and understanding of everyone. The office is a place where anyone affected by misogyny, sexism, or transphobia can take up space and speak freely about the struggles and triumphs of being a gender minority on campus, and receive the support they need to thrive.

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What do they do?

  • Office hours are held regularly in MN2285 for students to drop-in at any time
  • Connect students to resources on- and off-campus including sexual and mental health support, reporting discrimination, changing student identification, baby care, and housing help
  • Provide material resources such as snacks and hygiene products in the office, having a reimbursement program for reusable menstrual products and gender affirming items
  • Social, educational, and community building events; volunteer opportunities and reference letters upon request
  • Meet other women and gender minorities on campus and make friends in the WGEC community

UTM WGEC understands that acknowledging your struggles and asking for help are only the first steps, and they are often the most difficult steps of all. We aim to remove barriers so that you can choose to make these steps on your own terms, and the staff at WGEC will support you no matter what choices you make.

Contact: headcoordinator@utmwgec.com
Office: MN 2285