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


Spend your Wednesday 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 Wednesday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm in the Pride Centre for the duration of the fall semester (excluding Fall Reading Week).

Upcoming crafts:

September 13: Paint swatch calendars
September 20: Make-your-own journals
September 27: Sex positive doorknob signs
October 4: Yarn webs
October 11: READING WEEK
October 18: Sexual violence & sexual assault prevention felt patches
October 25: Make-your-own crystals


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 in the Pride Centre 4:00pm-6:00pm on Tuesdays for the duration of the fall semester (excluding Fall Reading Week).

Upcoming topics:

September: Literature

September 12: Slam Poetry (Miles Walser, Andrea Gibson, Denice Frohman)
September 19: Children’s Literature (“And Tango Makes Three” Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, “The Family Book” Todd Parr)
September 26: Erotica and Fan Fiction

October: Music

October 3: Vivek Shraya (“Even This Page is White”)
October 10: READING WEEK
October 17: Drag Queens (Courtney Act, Adore Delano, Trixie Mattell)
October 24: Local Artists (Rae Spoon “My Prairie Home”, Tegan and Sara)
October 31: Todrick Hall (“Straight Outta Oz”)

November: Film

  • November 7: RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 8 on Netflix)
  • November 14:  Happy Endings or Not (Degrassi: The Next Generation, The 100)
  • November 21: Trans Actors or Not (Laverne Cox, The Danish Girl)
  • November 28:  Sense8



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