U of G Celebrates International Women’s Day
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day; a global day that celebrates the many achievements of women. At U of G there are several events taking place across campus meant to acknowledge and empower women.
What better way is there to kick-off International Women’s Day than with a celebratory breakfast? All U of G faculty and staff have been invited to our Summerlee Science Complex to enjoy a community breakfast and hear our provost Charlotte Yates speak about gender equality on campus.
This is a full day conference where attendees will learn about the research U of G is currently doing on women through the Research Facility for Women’s Health and Well-Being. The event includes a keynote address, musical and spoken-word performances and research presentations by students.
Our Wellness Education and Promotion Centre has organized a 5K run on campus meant to support and empower women. Anybody is welcome to participate and take this run/walk at their own pace.
All U of G students are invited to attend this dinner in honour of International Women’s Day. Attendees will enjoy a three-course meal and have the opportunity to hear 3 inspirational keynote speeches and network with industry representatives from over 15 organizations!
Ongoing celebrations in the University Centre
In addition to the events happening around campus throughout the day, the U of G community is welcome to drop by the UC from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for International Women’s Day celebratory activities. There will be a display highlighting the achievements of inspirational women, a selfie station where you can snap a picture to show your support on social media, and a noon hour concert featuring Janette King!
No matter how or where you are celebrating International Women’s Day, be sure to share your pictures on social media using the hashtags #IWD2019 and #BalanceforBetter to acknowledge and empower women everywhere.