2SLGBTQ+ Advisor

The 2SLGBTQ+ Advisor (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and any non-normative identities) supports students through 1-1 advising, group programming, and campus-wide educational events to create a student experience that is meaningful and facilitates a sense of belonging.

The 2SLGBTQ+ Advisor also serves as a resource for members of the Dalhousie and University of King's College community, including faculty and staff, to further support 2SLGBTQ+ students.

Contact the 2SLGBTQ+ Advisor

Supports and services

The 2SLGBTQIA+ Advisor, Olivia Fader, is available for appointments for any reason, large or small. This includes:

  • Accessing and referrals to gender affirming care
  • Seeking support around name or gender marker changes at Dalhousie (or provincially)
  • Navigating any of the services at Dalhousie
  • Advocacy for matters related to identity or gender expression
  • Talking about your experiences, including any barriers you may be facing (academic, wellness, belonging, etc.)
  • Discussing any program or service ideas you may have, or any opportunities to collaborate
  • Identifying gaps in supports for students

Book an appointment.

About the space

In-person appointments take place in Olivia's office in the Student Accessibility Centre in Halifax (Note: NOT the Mark A. Hill Centre). The Student Accessibility Centre is in the Killam Memorial Library, via the first door on the right when you enter the University Avenue entrance. You may check in at the front desk, and Olivia will meet you and bring you back to her office. There are two large armchairs to choose from, with other chair options nearby. This is an interior office with a window to the Killam Atrium, and is lit by lamps (no overhead lights).  

Office space inside the Student Accessibility Centre

Other appointment options

If you’d prefer a phone or virtual appointment, send an email along with your booking to oliviafader@dal.ca. If you can’t find an appointment time that works for you, or you’d like to meet somewhere else, reach out! Olivia’s happy to find a time that works best for you.  

Truro Students: Olivia is on the Agricultural Campus for appointments or drop-ins a few times a month. If you’d like an in-person appointment in Truro, email oliviafader@dal.ca and we can set one up.

Sexton and King’s Students: Olivia can also set up an office space to meet with you on your campus. Just email her at oliviafader@dal.ca to coordinate.

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