International Women’s Day

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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 1, 2023 | 6:00 pm

Changing the World: Engineering the Future

Girls* and gender non-conforming folks in grades 10-12 are invited to explore why engineering is an amazing career for those who want to change the world, help improve the lives of others and the environment around us, and who like teamwork and problem-solving.

March 2, 2023 | 3:00 pm

IBPOC STEM Network Spring Social

If you are a faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellow, or graduate student who identifies as an IBPOC woman or gender-diverse person, join the IBPOC STEM Network Spring Social. This is an opportunity to connect with other IBPOC women and gender-diverse persons, and share experiences, reflections and strategies on navigating white, patriarchal spaces. Food will be provided.

March 7, 2023 | 6:30 pm

International Women’s Day Movie Night

The AMS Women Empowerment Club at UBC presents a free movie night. This is a great chance to meet some new friends and take a break from studying by watching a movie that embodies women empowerment!

March 8, 2023 | 5:00 pm

International Women’s Day Dinner

The Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) of UBC is excited to host an International Women’s Day Dinner. The event will feature a networking session, a panel session, and round-table sessions.

Featured Community Events

March 7–11, 2023

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

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.

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