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LGBT Survey Results: Western University, Canada

Nondiscrimination Policy

For more information, please visit the Equity & Human Rights Services website or contact:

Office of Equity & Human Rights Services
Phone: 519.661.2111, ext. 83334
Email: equity@uwo.ca

LGBT Student Organization(s)

  • OUTlaws Western: This student group provides a safe space for self-identified queer law students and allies, and nurtures a queer-positive community at Western Law. We are part of the Canada-wide OUTlaws network that deals with queer issues across the country. This network spans all the law schools in Canada and is closely affiliated with Out on Bay. OUTlaws Western is a forum to examine law, gender expression, and sexual orientation by hosting speakers, engaging in activism, and holding events. The association explores a wide range of issues, including trans rights, hate speech legislation, Charter challenges, and international human rights issues. We are anti-racism, anti-oppression, and anti-colonialist. Visit us on Facebook or Twitter (@uwoOutLaw) to learn more about our activities. For more information, contact Travis Bertrand (tbertran@uwo.ca) or Jack Blozowski (jblozows@uwo.ca).
  • Diversity Committee: We have an amazing team to help diversify our faculty by celebrating the view that diversity and merit are two sides of the same coin. Our committee seeks to research and model a law school environment at Western Law that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, staff, and students by viewing differences in nationality, race, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and able-bodiedness as opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. For more information, contact Katrina Younes (kyounes@uwo.ca).
  • Gender and the Law Association (GALA): Our slogan is “Do something that matters. Right now.” Western’s Gender and the Law Association (GALA) believes that gender and the law are inextricably linked, and we work to raise awareness about and change gender-based injustice. We are a student association with 43 members, including many men, from all years. We represent a diverse group of students who come from many areas of the country, and represent numerous professional backgrounds. GALA is one of the few student organizations to regularly welcome first-year students to serve as executive members. We are anti-racism, anti-oppression, and anti-colonialist. Visit us on Facebook or Twitter (@uwogala) to learn more about our activities, or contact Elspeth Graham (egraha7@uwo.ca).

LGBT Faculty

Chi Carmody
Professor
Phone: 519.661.2111, ext. 88437
Email: ccarmody@uwo.ca

Melanie Randall
Professor
Phone: 519.661.2111, ext. 88450
Email: randallm@uwo.ca

Zoë Sinel
Professor
Phone: 519.661.2111, ext. 83832
Email: zsinel@uwo.ca

Wade Wright
Professor
Phone: 519.661.2111, ext. 81560
Email: wwright8@uwo.ca

LGBT Administrator(s)

None

Contacts for LGBT Issues

Prospective students may contact:

Danielle Lacasse
Assistant Dean, Admissions and Recruitment
Phone: 519.661.2111, ext. 83356
Email: danielle.lacasse@uwo.ca

Current students may contact:

Mysty Clapton
Assistant Dean, Student Services
Phone: 519.661.2111, ext. 83096
Email: mclapton@uwo.ca

LGBT Course(s)

  • Canadian Human Rights Law
  • Sex Discrimination and the Law
  • Family Law
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Advanced Constitutional Law—Charter Rights
  • The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Comparative Common Law Perspective
  • Gendered Violence and the Law: Responses, Remedies, and Rights

Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Domestic-partnership benefits are available for both students’ and employees’ spouses. A spouse includes either a legal, common-law, or same-sex spouse who has lived with the student or employee for at least one year. For more information, please visit:

Additional Information

As part of Western’s commitment to excellence, it seeks to recognize and remove the obstacles faced by traditionally underrepresented groups in order to facilitate their access to and advancement at Western. Western respects and celebrates the diversity of people who make up its community (Engaging the Future, 2006, page 3).

Western’s Faculty of Law is proud of its warm, welcoming environment and sense of community for all students, including those with diverse backgrounds and experiences. LGBT students are encouraged to self-identify in their law school applications.

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May 21, 2014, 13:28 PM

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