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Pride Month: Fireside Chat with Associate Dean Sheryl Staub-French, Julia Staub-French and Kim LaForest

June 29, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

June is the inauguration of Pride Season. Join us for a “fireside chat” guided by Sheryl Staub-French, Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Faculty of Applied Science.

Sheryl will be joined by Julia Staub-French and Kim LaForest in a conversation about supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community through compassion, understanding, and allyship.

Sheryl joined APSC twenty years ago as a professor in civil engineering. As an engineer, lesbian, mother, and leader of EDI.I initiatives in the Faculty, Sheryl will speak to the personal context and challenges faced by queer folks in the Applied Sciences.

Julia is the Executive Director of Family Services of the North Shore, a non-profit, community-based agency that has been providing counselling, support and education for families and individuals for over 60 years. As a psychotherapist who has worked with queer clients and developed programs for queer youth, Julia is a leader in the queer community.

Kim is Manager of Thrive Family Programs and PROUD2BE Coordinator at Family Services of the North Shore. As an ally and coordinator of the PROUD2BE initiatives, Kim will speak to the experiences of queer children and youth today, particularly non binary and trans youth, and her work supporting parents of gender diverse children and youth

We look forward to listening, sharing, and connecting in this open space. All are welcome. 🌈✨


Faculty of Applied Science
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