This year, University of Guelph psychology graduate students Thomas Sasso and Amy Ellard-Gray started the Sexual and Gender Diversity Research Lab.
The mission of the research lab is to provide a supportive learning environment for students and faculty who are interested in conducting sexual and gender diversity research.
The Sexual and Gender Diversity Research Lab welcomes researchers from all disciplines within the social sciences, arts, humanities, and business, which is intended to provide an interdisciplinary set of frameworks and lenses through which to see our research.
Some of the goals of the Sexual and Gender Diversity Lab are to:
- Give back to the community through knowledge mobilization, encouraging student presentations to the community, and partnerships with community and campus organizations
- Foster a developmental learning environment where students learn by experience and collaboration
The Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being is proud to announce that the Sexual and Gender Diversity lab will be housed within the Centre.
For more information read the Sexual and Gender Diversity Research Lab's full mission statement and goals.
The lab’s first kick off event is titled “CCDI & Pride at Work Canada Event: LGBT Report Launch” and it will be hosted in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on Wednesday May 20th, 2015 from 5:00-7:30pm. The event is being held in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion and Pride at Work Canada to support the release of the national report: “In & Out: Diverging Perspectives on LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace.” Members of the University of Guelph community who wish to attend should contact Thomas Sasso ( ) for more information.