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Mar 8 – International Women’s Day

On March 8, 2011 we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day!

Here are a few noteworthy events and be sure to check out the International Women’s Day website for ones near you.

  • WIE UBC International Women’s Day BBQ

Save yourself the hassle of packing a lunch and come enjoy some delicious burgers! All proceeds go towards the Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter.

Time: 12:30 – 1:30
UBC Cheeze Factory Engineering Undergraduate Society (map)

  • UBC Access and Diversity F-Button Campaign

UBC Access and Diversity will be around campus on IWD handing out buttons with the letter “F” on them as a show of solidarity with women and girls everywhere. More information here.

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation Video

To mark the centenary of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is releasing a video (see teaser here) that offers a personal portrayal of the challenges and rewards of being a woman in science. The video, which will be posted on InnovationCanada.ca, the CFI’s online magazine, focuses on five accomplished Canadian researchers at various stages of their careers. With humour and candor, the women reflect on their formative experiences, their views on combining family and work, and their assessment of how far women have come in research in Canada. They also discuss what women bring to the scientific process and what needs to be done to attract more females into research careers.

The CFI will also publish a story on the state of women in science in Canada, including a look at trends and attitudes of young girls with respect to science.

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