Update on Gender Neutral Washrooms

Brad WalchukGeneral

We met with the Employer (again) yesterday about gender neutral washrooms on campus. There are three confirmed locations: one in Univ. Hall and two in CNH. It took close to two weeks to receive confirmation on this. We feel that more are needed on campus to be inclusive of our transgendered community. CUPE is developing a policy that we hope that university will implement, and we’re working with Human Rights and Equity Services on this key issue. As a starting point, we think that current locked, single stall, gender specific washrooms can easily and quickly be converted into accessible gender neutral washrooms for a minimal cost (new signs). We’ll keep you informed.