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F-Word Conference 2017: Activism, Solidarity and Navigating Oppressions

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AMS Student Nest

6133 University Boulevard

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1


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The GRSJ Undergraduate Association (GRSJUA) acknowledges that this event is taking place on the ancestral, traditional, unceded and occupied Indigenous territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, and in particular, the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples. The xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territory on which UBC is situated was never surrendered, relinquished, or handed over by xʷməθkʷəy̓əm to Canada or British Columbia through a treaty or other means; it is sovereign and unsurendered.


The F-Word Conference showcases student-organized research and presentations as well as community collaboration across activist and academic disciplines. The conference provides a venue for feminist scholars, students, and community members to learn each other’s skills, knowledges, and experiences. The F-Word Conference is a day long conference, and includes presentations from students, community organization workshop, free meals and keynote speeches.


The F-Word Conference will provide a safe, anti-oppressive space for students, faculty and activists to collaborate and share their ideas in order to create meaningful dialogue and establish an academic and activist community. The F-Word Conference will create an environment where delegates can bridge the gap between theory and practice to become more effective, responsible and create scholars and activists.

We will do our best to accomodate all accessibility concerns. There are gender neutral and accessible restrooms and elevators in the Nest. We offer free childcare during the day. For more information on the Nest's accessibility in general, please click here:

We are in the process of securing an ASL interpretor for the duration of the Conference. If you require this service, please contact us to let us know how we can best accomodate your access needs!

We kindly ask that people make every effort to go fragrance-free while attending this Conference, in order to make it accessible for those with chemical sensitivities. This means wearing no perfume or strong smelling lotions or deodorants. For more information on the scent-free movement, please check out this link:


We offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options for lunch and snacks. If you have other dietary restrictions or meal preferences that we should know about (ie. being gluten free and vegan) please contact us to let us know!


We offer free childcare during the day.


1. Jules Arita Koostachin

2. Amal Rana

3. Daniella F.L. Barreto (Black Lives Matter Vancouver)


1. The SASC

2. Waking Up Woke White People

3. Black Lives Matter Vancouver

4. Self-Defence

5. (Dis)ability Panel (participants and organizations involved TBA)

6. Fat Panic!

7. Promoting Trans Literacies (UBC Social Justice Institute)


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, all ages are welcome! We offer complementary childcare for those who wish to bring their children to the event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are two bus loops located near the Nest, including stops for the 4, 25, 33, 41, 49, 99 and 480. Due to construction, it is difficult to predict walking routes to the Nest. We will update folks closer to the Conference date so we can provide more accurate information about how to access the Nest. If you have any access concerns about locating the Nest, please do not hesitate to contact us!

There are many parkades on the UBC campus but the North Parkade is closest to the Nest. Here is a map to that parkade:,n,n,n,y,y&bldg2Search=n&locat1=792&locat2=#showMapCampus. Parking can be quite expensive so we encourage folks to take transit to the event.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at if you have any questions!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, please do not print your ticket (save paper)! Just be prepared to give us the name you registered with once you arrive at the Nest.

Can I update my registration information?


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


To review more FAQs, please click here:

If you have any further questions unanswered from our blog link above, please do not hesitate to send us an email at or send a message to either the F-Word Conference page or GRSJ Undergrads on Facebook.


A big thank you to CiTR Radio 101.9FM for their continued support! Check out their website for more information:

Also thank you to Myranda Wicks Designs for our poster:

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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