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International Women’s Day takes place annually on March 8 to recognize and celebrate women’s achievements, challenge biases, and reflect on and advance efforts towards greater gender equality. UBC is committed to gender equity and inclusion of all women. By challenging and calling out gender bias and inequality, we can all help create a more inclusive UBC.
Across research, education, and university services and student life, women at UBC are making a difference in the lives of others every day. Explore stories of achievement, events, and community resources.
Featured UBC Events
March 8, 2022 | 3:00 pm
This event is designed to celebrate women in mathematics, and we welcome all women, folks of marginalized genders, as well as feminist allies to participate!
March 9, 2022 | 8:30 am
The Women’s Health Research Institute presents the Seventh Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium as both an in-person and virtual event. The theme of this year’s symposium centres on catalyzing women’s health research to address shared global health challenges with an emphasis on the scale, spread and impact of local research at the global level.
March 18, 2022 | 12:00 pm
Lost in translation: Why studying sex/gender differences is not enough to move the dial on women’s health
This dialogue session will outline why science needs to define and value women’s health by demonstrating that it is a distinct field of research.
March 18, 2022 | 9:00 am
This event celebrates African women leading on climate justice. Guest speakers will share their journeys, challenges, and advice to emerging young female climate leaders.
March 24, 2022 | 11:00 am
Each spring, art communities around the world converge to help correct Wikipedia’s gender biases and improve the content of under-represented persons on the tenth most visited site in the world.
March 26, 2022 | 10:00 am
High school girls and gender non-conforming folks in grades 10-12 are invited to explore why engineering is an amazing career for women who want to change the world, help improve the lives of others and the environment around us, and who like teamwork and problem-solving.
Featured Community Events
March 8–13, 2022
VIWFF provides a platform for women and gender diverse filmmakers, challenges the inequities they face in a screen based media industry, and seeks to inspire new generations filmmakers.
Workout for Women’s Day 2022 is offering by-donation classes in support of three charities that have identified areas of their programming where help is critically needed.rations filmmakers.
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