Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) UBC nurtures an inclusive culture, workplace and learning environment for faculty, staff and students.

Okanagan School of Education SOGI Co-Facilitators

If you require information about SOGI resources, initiatives or events (or have ideas to share), please contact one of the co-facilitators.

Dr. Margaret Macintyre Latta, Director of OSE,

Dr. John Tyler Binfet, Professor,

Jordy Decker, Undergraduate Assistant,

Lindsay Ellis, Bachelor of Education,

Sean Hacker Teper, Bachelor of Education,

Upcoming Events

OSE Pride Pedal Parade Meet Up

Tuesday, September 22
Meet up at 5:45 p.m.; parade starts at 6 p.m.
Downtown Kelowna

Learn more


UBC Connects featuring James Makokis and Anthony Johnson

Wednesday, September 23
2:30 to 4 p.m.

“Our existences are political”: Identity and History as Pathways for Transformation”

James Makokis and Anthony Johnson are the first two-spirit Indigenous couple to win The Amazing Race Canada. But the real victory for them was raising awareness and shattering stereotypes. The pair used the competition as a platform to tackle topics like gender and sexual identity, racism, mental health and the environment. Learn more.



Anti-Racist SOGI Education
hosted by Professional Development and Community Engagement

A free professional development sequence focused on anti-racist SOGI inclusive education. This interactive sequence is open to teacher candidates and interns. The meetings take place Wednesdays from 12 to 1 p.m. starting Oct. 14.