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Personal Pronouns in your Canvas Profile

Pronouns – what are they and how can we use them?

Gender pronouns are the terms people choose to refer to themselves that reflect their gender identity. These might be he/him, she/her or gender-neutral pronouns such as they/them. People who are transgender, non-binary, or gender nonconforming may choose to use pronouns that don’t conform to binary male/female gender categorizations, such as “they, them, theirs.” Knowing and using a person’s correct pronouns fosters inclusion and helps to make people feel respected and valued.

Indicating your pronouns is a personal choice and you have the option to update your Canvas profile to include your personal pronouns. Once you update your pronouns in Canvas, they will appear next to your name in a variety of locations throughout Canvas.

To choose, change, or remove your pronouns:

  1. Log in to Canvas.
  2. Select Account (your profile icon)→ Settings.
  3. Select Edit Settings on the right of the screen.
  4. Choose an option from the drop-down menu.
  5. Select Update Settings to save.

Please note that the pronouns you select to display in Canvas will not display in other QUB systems linked from Canvas (e.g. Turnitin, MS Teams, etc) and changes in those systems will not impact your account’s configured pronouns in Canvas.

For more detailed instructions, please see How do I select personal pronouns in my user account as a student?, or How do I select personal pronouns in my user account as an instructor? from Canvas Community.

If you require any help updating your pronouns in Canvas, please contact Canvas support, available 24x7x365 via the help menu directly in Canvas.

Queen’s is committed to creating an inclusive environment at Queen’s and meeting our commitments as part of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.