Conference Program 2016

Sponsored by the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan

Goodspeed Lecture Theatre, Edwards School of Business (Commerce) 18,
University of Saskatchewan Campus

FRIDAY NIGHT—7:30-9:30 p.m.

“Gen Silent”—This documentary follows the lives of six LGBT seniors living in the Boston area who must choose whether or not to hide their sexuality in order to survive in the long-term health-care system.

Our Panel: Moderated by Elly-Jean Nielsen

Our participants:  

  • Cheryl Loadman, Senior Author of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults and Residential Care Environments – Final Report (2016) which examines the challenges faced by LGBT older adults within residential care environment within Saskatoon facilities;
  • Ashley Heaslip, Family doctor in Vancouver and PhD student at UBC where she is working on a project titled ‘LGTBQ Elders and Residential Care: Experiences of Isolation and Resilience Explored through Art and Dialogue’

SATURDAY MORNING—9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Gathering Time

  • Greet old friends, make new friends, browse through the Display Room (#3)
  • Coffee, tea, juice, and pastries

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Introductions and orientation to the day

“Love has no labels”—A video

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Transitioning...Society and Ourselves! Stories from Camp Caterpillar and BeyondFran Forsberg and Caterpillars

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Presentation of the 2016 Peter Corren Award

10:30 -- 11:00 a.m. Coffee, meeting time, check out the displays

11:00 -- 12:00 As part of “Good News,” Huskies Athletics will launch its “You Can Play” video!


Two sessions: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Among our workshops:

  • Creating safe spaces: A panel discussion on positive changes in Saskatoon schools—Amanda Guthrie
  • What teachers need to know—Marla Daigneault
  • Starting a GSA in a rural school division—Mark Perry and Sarah Gerrard
  • A conversation with Cheryl Loadman and Ashley Heaslip
  • Telling our stories: What I have learned and what I want to learn—Kay Williams
  • Medical transitions 101: Dr. Leane Bettin talks hormones and blockers
  • Keeping trans communities healthy: A social approach—Maaya Hitomi
  • Surviving to thriving: The hard conversations a workshop from the point of view of a suicide survivor and transgender lesbian—Laura Budd

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Our Slam Poets will be back!

Closing and evaluations

5:00 p.m. High-school students are invited to the Pride Centre for pizza!