This day-long Religion in the Public Sphere Community Research Workshop provides the opportunity for scholars, community activists, policy-makers, and service providers to consider: What role does religion play in shaping sexual and gender identities? How do religious and cultural communities and Canadian values of assimilation and multiculturalism intersect to produce ambiguities, challenges, and opportunities for young South Asian Canadians in their gender expression and formation of sexual identities? The three workshop sessions will address (1) Sexual and gender-based violence, (2) Negotiating queerness, and (3) Dating and multiculturalism.

The workshop takes place at UTM, and places are strictly limited – more information at We can arrange free return UTM travel for St George students – details when you register.