Relationships, Identity and Sex Programming

Affiliated with the Pride Centre, SAMRU’s Relationships, Identity and Sex programming aims to inform students on healthy relationships and sexual and reproductive health, and create a safer space on campus in which students can explore gender and sexual identity.

Upcoming Programming

Join us on March 21st at 7:30 pm in the Hub for GENDER BENDER! Calling all gender benders for this special edition of Wild Card Wednesdays featuring drag artist Courtney Conquers! Dress up as your favourite comic book/anime/manga/cartoon/video game/sci-fi character and enjoy performances by local drag kings and queens and student performers.

Free for MRU students, $5 for non-MRU guests. Doors open at 7:30 pm! 18+ only; Government issued ID required.

In the world of social media, the concept of how people participate in activism and social justice has evolved greatly and continues to change. Online interaction allows people to transcend real life boundaries such as distance, age, and ability in order to become active participators in causes and communities they’re passionate about but might not have access without those networking tools. Just because we live in an electronic age, however, doesn’t mean that your political action can’t be physical or artistic as well. That’s where creative self presentation comes into play! Even something as simple as the way you dress, how you present yourself in public forums, and how you visually communicate yourself to the world can become an active part of social justice and transgression.

This workshop will discuss how creative outlets that play with dress and identity, such as drag and cosplay, can be effective tools of queer social justice both online and off with Courtney Conquers (the Gender Bender featured artist). A Q&A with discussion will follow the presentation.

Join us March 22nd from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Pride Centre to join the conversation!

Spend your Thursday afternoons with us at Crafternoon, a drop-in craft sesh led by volunteers and staff. Take a well-deserved break from essays, labs, and tutorials and get in on some hands-on fun and relaxation. Every week we’ll provide a DIY craft, as well as all the material and instruction you need, so all you need to do is show up. If you’re feeling nervous, we encourage you to bring a friend!

Crafternoon will take place every Thursday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm for the duration of the fall semester (excluding Fall Reading Week).

Upcoming crafts:

January 11: Calendars
January 18: DIY eraser USB cases
January 25: Envelope Washi tape bookmarks
February 8: Keychains
February 15: Pin-embroidery art
February 22: READING WEEK; no programs
March 1: Felt animal ears
March 8: Stickers
March 15: Pride Week gender-affirming accessories
March 22: Coasters
March 29: T-shirt embroidery
April 5: Drawstring bags


Join us in the Pride Centre every Tuesday night for Pop Culture Queered! Each week, we’ll meet to discuss queer media across multiple media such as literature, poetry, music, movies, TED talks, YouTube videos and more. Discussions will be centred around themes such as expression, identity, sexuality and gender. Through this club, we hope to offer a safer space for students to have meaningful conversations about LQBTQ+ representations and misrepresentations in literature, media and beyond.

Pop Culture Queered will take place online on the Pride Facebook Group.


Relationships, Identity and Sex Programmer
Office: Wyckham House, Z211
Phone: (403) 440-5604