JBSCE Subcommittee on Queer People Co-Chairs
- Michael David Miller, Assistant Librarian, Liaison Librarian for LGBTQ+ Studies, French Literature and Economics
Humanities and Social Sciences Library, McGill University Library and Archives
- Meryem Benslimane, Equity Education Advisor (Gender Equity and LGBTQ+ Education), Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)
Subcommittee on Queer People | Joint Board-Senate Committee on Equity
About the JBSCE Subcommittee on Queer People
The Subcommittee on Queer People is a subcommittee of the Joint Board-Senate Committee on Equity (JBSCE) comprised of a group of individuals from all colours of the rainbow — lesbian, gay, bi, trans*, two-spirit, and straight — committed to ensuring equity for queer people on campus.
Our committee is composed of academics (professors and librarians), staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and members of Montréal's larger academic community.
We have existed as an official subcommittee of the McGill Joint Senate-Board Committee on Equity since 2002, prior to which we were a "Task Force" on queer issues.
We meet once a month to discuss new ways of providing equity and improving queer life on campus.
The McGill Equity Subcommittee on Queer People is a subcommittee of the McGill Joint Senate-Board Committee on Equity that addresses issues of representation, inclusion and support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, two-spirited, intersex, asexual, and queer students, staff and academics (professors and librarians) at McGill University with respect to academic and non-academic life on campus.
We are one of six subcommittees; along with the subcommittees on Aboriginals, Disability, Race, Women, and Family we report directly to the Joint Board-Senate Committee on Equity (JBSCE). Our mandate as an advisory body is to make recommendations to Senate for changes and improvements which need to be implemented on campus in order to ensure equity for all members of McGill's community.
For resources on campus, please visit the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE). Resources for LGBTTQ community members at McGill can be found here, with links to Montreal community organizations here.
The McGill University Library generously supports the teaching, research, and learning of McGill students and professors interested in Queer studies through developing and providing collections and services. The Research Guide for LGBTQ Studies is your central launch portal for journals, books, films, databases, archival materials, etc. in LGBTQ Studies. You may also contact the Liaison Librarian for LGBTQ Studies, michael.david.miller [at] mcgill.ca (Michael David MILLER), for additional information regarding collections and services available at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library.
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