2SLGBTQ+ Advisor


Due to ongoing renovations, the 2SLGBTQ+ Office will be only accessible by a small set of stairs until August 2023 (exact date TBD). Please let Olivia know ahead of your meeting time if you require a more accessible meeting location, and one will be arranged.

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.

The roles of the 2SLGBTQ+ Advisor include:

  • Promoting academic and personal growth of all 2SLGBTQ+ students through advising support
  • Offering programs to educate the institution about sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression
  • Advancing access and equity of 2SLGBTQ+ students at Dalhousie and the University of King's College

When to reach out:

The 2SLGBTQ+ 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 
  • And more!

Contact info and office hours:

The 2SLGBTQ+ Advisor Office is located in the Student Accessibility Centre (Killam Library, Room G25). Our hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

In-person, phone, and virtual appointments are now available. Appointments can be booked online. Students can also contact Olivia Fader at 2slgbtq+advising@dal.ca or (902) 494-6947.

If you’re unavailable for appointments during our office hours, Olivia is happy to find an alternative time to meet with you. Appointments can also be held elsewhere on campus.