Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Join Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, of the Faculty of Education, as she hosts transgender rights activist Kalki Subramaniam. This initiative is made possible with the generous support of esteemed donor Dr. Robert Quartermain.

Distinguished Speaker

This year’s event will feature Kalki Subramaniam, a globally renowned transgender rights activist, author, artist, actor, and entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu, India. She is also the founder of Sahodari Foundation, a pioneering organization which works for the social, political and economic empowerment of the underprivileged transgender community in India. Kalki’s activism with the Supreme Court judiciary and legal fraternity in India played a pivotal role in the Supreme Court of India’s legal recognition of transgender identities in 2014.

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Date & Time

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm


This event will be live streamed. Please RSVP to receive the link.


Jack Poole Hall
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Boulevard
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6T 1Z1