Hi Folks!
Hope your end of semester is going swimmingly (well as swimmingly as it can be given that it is the end of the semester). We’ve got some goings on at Out on Campus and lots of community events and callouts.

Table of Contents:
Out on Campus Related Happenings
1. Temporary Staffing Changes
2. Volunteer Appreciation
 
SFSS/SFU Happenings
3. 2014 Service Awards
4. Peer Education: Students Helping Students
5. Job Opportunity: Spoken Word Coordinator CJSF 90.1FM
6. SFPIRG Workshop Design and Facilitation 

Community Events
7. The Verses Festival 
8. New West Pride Fundraiser
9. Domestic Violence Intervention Awareness to Action

Community Callouts
10. Gay/Lesbian Emotions After Conversation Study
11. Vancouver Pride Society Job Opportunities
12. Fraser Health Community Consultation 

Out on Campus Related Happenings
1. Temporary Staffing Changes
Recently Out on Campus’ Volunteer and Programming Coordinator has gone on sick leave. Our Administrative Assistant Susan Chiv has stepped into the position temporarily until the end of June/ beginning of July. Devyn Davies, normally the staff person for the Trans and Gender Diversity Project is taking over the Administrative Assistant position for the same time frame.

2. Volunteer Appreciation  
Did you volunteer this semester? Then we want to appreciate all that you have done for us this semester with a volunteer appreciation event. It will take place on Wednesday April 23rd at 5PM at the IHOP located in Lougheed Mall. Check your email for the RSVP. If you did not receive the email please contact Susan directly at ooc@sfss.ca 

SFSS/SFU Happenings

3. 2014 Service Awards
Financial Aid and Awards is accepting on-line applications for the 2014 Service Awards.  The deadline for applications will be Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
The full list of 2014 Student Service Awards can be found here.

One of the awards is an award Out on Campus gives money to called the Living Personal Truths Award. This award goes to someone who has advocated about issues relating to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. 

To apply students should log in to the Student Information System (sis.sfu.ca) , click on “Student Centre”, click on “Apply for Scholarships/Awards” and list the awards you want to apply for on your online application.  Supporting documents should be emailed to faawards@sfu.ca.

4. Peer Education: Students Helping Students
SFU is currently recruiting next year’s Peer Educators, who work on a one to one and group basis with SFU students. As a Peer Educator you will help other SFU students while making friends, expanding your professional network and gaining transferable skills. There are six Peer Education programs which you can read about here. If you are interested apply by April 7th here.

5. Job Opportunity: Spoken Word Coordinator – CJSF 90.1FM
The Spoken Word Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of Spoken Word programming. They work closely with other staff and volunteers, including the Programming Coordinator and Programming Committee to fulfill this objective. The Coordinator facilitates the goals of Spoken Word volunteers and ensures access to the necessary tools to accomplish these goals. The Coordinator acts as a resource for volunteers by offering training and support in producing Spoken Word content and related departmental activities. 

Application Deadline: April 16, 2014 at 12 noon. The Spoken Word Coordinator is a part-time position (21 hours per week). http://www.cjsf.ca/volunteer/work.php 
CJSF is volunteer-run, grassroots station that provides music, public affairs, informational and cultural programming on issues and viewpoints which are underrepresented in mainstream media.

6. SFPIRG Workshop Design and Facilitation Training 
Passionate about social & environmental justice? Want to create positive change in the world? Develop your skills as a workshop designer and facilitator on topics that you care about! 

In this 5 week, 50 hour course, you will be introduced to a range of topics and tools that will aid you in designing effective workshops and presentations. You will be supported to gain and/or strengthen your skills in facilitating discussions on social and environmental justice issues in a safe and mutually supportive environment.

As the course progresses, you will have the opportunity to design and practice facilitating your own presentation.

More information can be found here and if you want to apply please do! Registration closes on May 7th
Out on Campus is co-sponsoring this training.

Community Events

7. The Verses Festival
The Verses Festival returns April 5-12, celebrating their fourth year as an alternative, progressive and accessible celebration of spoken word during April, National Poetry month, on Commercial Drive. There are several LGBTQI artists and events this year including Gender FailureSexual Politics edition of the Talk the Talk series, and Litany Queer Reading Series

8. New West Pride Fundraiser 
Please join New West Pride for their April 12 fundraiser at the Columbia Theater with professional entertainer Mr. Bobby Drake, who entertains Vegas audiences and works on Broadway. Bobby sings live and does stand up comedy. New West Pride is very excited to have Bobby join them in New Westminster to perform for the community. For those who have not seen Bobby preform in the past, be assured this will be a very exciting and entertaining evening. Along with Bobby, comedian Julia Stretch and burlesque performer Diamond Minks will be performing.
Laffriot Girl extraordinaire, LeeAnne Keple will be M.C.
 
You can purchase tickets at Brick and Mortar Living ( former red Brick location ) Coming Home Café  or purchase directly through Eventbrite
$25/per person or $30 at the door

9. Domestic Violence Intervention: Awareness to Action
April 6-12 is National Victims of Crime Awareness Week.  During the week, bc211 is pleased to offer a 3 hour workshop in two locations: Abbotsford and Burnaby.  The workshop will focus on increasing awareness of domestic violence and understanding the range of appropriate community resources available to support individuals who may be experiencing domestic violence. 

The workshops will be held on:
Wednesday, April 09 at 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM United Way of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford) 
AND
Friday, April 11 at 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM United Way of the Lower Mainland (Burnaby)

Community Callouts

10. Gay/Lesbian Emotions After Conversations Study
Your participation in a study that is being conducted as part of a requirement for the completion of an Honours degree in Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan is requested. If you self-identify as a gay man, or self-identify as a lesbian woman, then we invite you to take part in either an online survey or an in-person lab session.

The purpose of the study is to examine the emotions that women and men attribute to individuals following everyday conversations. Specifically, you will be asked a number of questions and then asked to read a few lines outlining a conversation between two people, after which you will be asked to examine and evaluate pictures of couples.

The Study is being done out of the University of Saskatchewan for more information contact Dale Nagy at dcn721@mail.usask.ca

11. Vancouver Pride Society Job Opportunities 
There are two job openings for students at the Vancouver Pride Society. One for the Operations Coordinator and another the Legacy Coordinator working with VPS archives. Please see the following link: http://vancouverpride.ca/about/work/. The positions both start on May 1st 2014 and successful applicants are expected to return to school in September 2014. The positions are both 40 hours a week with varying rate of pay. 

12. Fraser Health Community Consultation 
Focus groups are being organized to identify needs for some men’s sexual health clinics that will be set up in the Fraser Region. This is in partnership with HiM and is aimed at gay, or bi men. The three focus groups will take place at the following dates, times and locations:
1. April 7th from 6-8PM at the Purpose Society, 40 Begbie Street New Westminster.
2. April 9th 6-8PM in the Green Timber Room at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel which is located at 15269 104th Avenue Surrey,
3.  April 10 from 6-8pm in the Learning Centre – Room Fraser 1 at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre which is located at 32900 Marshall Road in Abbostsford. 
To participate please RSVP to sam@checkhimout.ca 

That’s all for now lovelies, see you around OOC!
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