U of G Celebrates International Women’s Day

Posted on Thursday, March 7th, 2019

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.

International Women’s Day Breakfast

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.

Research and Revolt Conference

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.

International Women’s Day Annual 5K

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.

Guelph Women in Leadership’s Limitless Dinner

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.


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