Queen's University

Two students win Positive Space Award



Two Queen’s students have been honoured for their efforts to make the campus friendlier for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals.

Gender studies student Anna Fischer and geography student Christina Clare are the winners of the Positive Space Award, which is presented to students who help promote the recognition and celebration of sexual and gender diversity.

“It’s great that this event isn’t just about who wins, it’s about honouring everybody and I think that’s really important,” says Ms Fischer.

The pair has done numerous activities around campus to promote acceptance, including founding the Queen’s Pride Project, which organized events at this year’s Pride Week on campus.

“After hearing about all the good work people are doing it’s so hard to pick somebody so I was shocked when my name was called,” said Ms Clare, who was one of six nominees.

The awards were recently presented at a special event during Pride Week at Queen’s.

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