Upcoming Events

PLEASE NOTE: FBCA events will be held virtually in 2021. Information about how to access our events via Zoom will be posted below.

16 May 2021, 2:00pm

The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria

Guest Speaker: Dr. Aaron Devor

The Transgender Archives was launched in 2011 as part of the University of Victoria Libraries and preserves the history of pioneering activists, community leaders, and researchers who have contributed to the betterment of trans, non-binary, Two-Spirit, and other gender-diverse people. The collections comprise the largest trans archives in the world. Early research materials date back to the 19th century and records of activism start in 1960, are in 15 languages, and come from 23 countries on every continent except Antarctica.

Join Dr. Aaron Devor, to learn about establishment of the Transgender Archives and its extensive collections. Dr. Devor has been studying and teaching about transgender topics since the early 1980s. He is the Chair in Transgender Studies at UVic, Founder and Academic Director of the Transgender Archives, a national award-winning teacher, and author of numerous books.

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17 October 2021, 2:00pm

Finding Siamelaht

Guest Speaker: Jenn Ashton

Jenn Ashton is an award-wining author and visual artist living in North Vancouver. She is currently completing a book about the history of her family in Vancouver and is a Teaching Assistant in The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University, where she is helping others to learn how to tell their stories. Jenn was the 2019 recipient of the Friends of the BC Archives’ Indigenous Research Fund.

Jenn’s talk will share the story of how she found her Sḵwx̱wú7mesh family. Additional details TBA.

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