The Women’s Centre is a resource group of the Alma Mater Society at UBC. We acknowledge that it is situated on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam) Nation.
This student run organization has been the voice for women’s needs and issues at UBC for over 40 years.
We are open to all women. This is a space of mutual respect so please use your own discretion.
The Centre exists to support women of the UBC community and beyond who share intersecting histories of sexual and colonial violence, classism, ableism, racism, homophobia, transphobia (and so on). Its coordinators recognize that patriarchy is only one (important) aspect of an interlocking system of power and oppression, that safe spaces are not guaranteed, and that continual efforts to maintain openness, respect, and honesty are crucial for anti-oppressive organizing and ways of relating to one another.
The Centre strives to provide a space for community-building, discussion, sharing, and resistance. We offer couches, brochures (with information about resources), event posters, menstrual products, safer sex products, pregnancy tests, a library of feminist literature, microwave, food, and kettle for making tea, instant coffee, and soup.
Open from 6 a.m. until midnight and located in room 2113 in the AMS Nest, the Women’s Centre currently includes 4 coordinators whose office hours and meeting time are posted on the office door. Feel free to visit us then, and otherwise keep in touch through our Facebook group, as well as email any inquiries or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Applications for coordinator positions will be posted in early September. Feel free to stop by our booth during clubs days to say hi and ask questions! Anyone can become a coordinator and all ideas for improvement are welcome.