I am writing to share that David Kim, Chair of the St. George Positive Space Committee, will be stepping down from this role. Alongside the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO) and the Institutional Equity Office, I would like to express my deep gratitude to David for his exceptional leadership since 2014.
The University of Toronto’s Positive Space Campaign is a groundbreaking program established in 1995. Its most visible symbol—an inverted rainbow triangle—can be found in stickers identifying more inclusive spaces across our three campuses for 2SLGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, and librarians.
During his time as Chair of the St. George campus’ Positive Space Committee, David led innovative programming and initiatives including Display Your Pride, the annual Pride Month event encouraging creative expressions of support for 2SLGBTQ+ communities. David has long been both a participant and leader in the University of Toronto’s contingent for the Pride and Remembrance Run, this year serving as a Run Ambassador. The return to campus following COVID-19 pandemic restrictions led to Positively QUTE, another initiative led by David and the chairs of Positive Space Committees at UTM and UTSC and Queer U of T Employees (QUTE). These contributions, among many others, have an immediate and lasting impact on the ability of 2SLGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, and librarians to feel affirmed for who they are.
The SGDO will issue a call for nominations for Chair of the St. George Positive Space Committee later this month.