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Memorial designates first gender-inclusive washrooms on the St. John’s campus

Nov. 23, 2015

Memorial University officially designated the first gender-inclusive washrooms on the St. John’s campus last week. The two washrooms are located on the sixth floor of the University Centre.

Memorial has been working on a plan to designate gender-inclusive washrooms in buildings across the St. John’s campus over the past few months in consultation with student union representatives and other university stakeholders, and plans are in place to complete the work to be able to designate additional single-stall washrooms across the campus over the next few months.

“Working together, we will continue to ensure that Memorial is a safe, welcoming and inclusive university — a place of mutual regard and mutual respect,” said Kent Decker, vice-president (administration and finance). “These first gender-inclusive washrooms are a solid step in the right direction, and I’m proud of the work being done to ensure a comfortable and positive university experience for everyone on our St. John’s campus.”

Memorial University is committed to creating a learning environment that is inclusive, safe and welcoming to all. Grenfell Campus also has a designated gender-inclusive washroom, and in March 2015, Burton's Pond apartments at Memorial became gender-inclusive. 

Further information on gender-inclusive washroom locations across the St. John’s campus will be shared with the university community as it becomes available.