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 25, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.

Artists Unscripted: Restorative Practices + Speculative Futures

Join MOA for Artists Unscripted—a new series of informal conversations with Canadian artists of diverse backgrounds, practices and outlooks. We are kicking off the series with Renée Sarojini Saklikar’s ground breaking poems and Hana Amani’s visual art and futuristic folklore, hosted by MOA’s Public Programs Intern, Rea Saxena.

March 27, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

Changing the World: Engineering the Future (Girls Grade 10-12)

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. Explore different types of engineering, chat and network with current students, and hear from recent alumni.


Featured Community Events

This section will be updated in 2022.




Are you in a UBC department or student group planning an International Women’s Day event?
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Let’s celebrate together across a distance. Help recognize a colleague and share advice, ideas, and ways to get involved in International Women’s Day.

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