Tag Archives: International Women's Day

How has COVID-19 impacted mothers? Women’s studies scholar available for interviews

TORONTO, March 8, 2021 – A mother’s role is pivotal to the functioning of her family − especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic − yet her extraordinary efforts are often overlooked, says motherhood expert Professor Andrea O’Reilly in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University. “Mothers do the bulk of domestic labour, […]

Trade Minister launches $1.8 M women entrepreneurship program

York University’s ELLA program kicks off in advance of International Women’s Day TORONTO, March 3, 2020 – An accelerator program supporting 54 women entrepreneurs from York Region and the Greater Toronto Area is being unveiled at a launch event tonight featuring Canada’s International Trade Minister Mary Ng. ELLA (Entrepreneurial Leadership & Learning Alliance) – a […]

Program for women entrepreneurs to launch before International Women’s Day

TORONTO, February 27, 2020 – A federally-funded program tailored to give 54 women entrepreneurs from York Region and the Greater Toronto Area the tools and connections needed to grow their businesses will launch at an event next Tuesday, March 3. York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton will be joined by the Honourable Mary […]

International Women’s Day: Science, health and gender experts available

York University experts available to discuss how their work supports gender equality TORONTO,  March 6, 2019 – International Women’s Day on March 8 is a time for women to reflect on the progress made and to highlight the goal of a gender-equal world. This year, the United Nations’ theme is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate […]

International Women's Day: experts available to discuss advancing research in women’s health

York U experts available to discuss advancing research in women’s health TORONTO, March 7, 2018 –This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, #PressForProgress is fueled by movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. At this important time in our history, there is even more momentum globally to strive for parity across all sectors, including health. York […]

Hon. Olivia Chow to deliver International Women’s Day speech today at York U

TORONTO, March 6, 2014 – The Hon. Olivia Chow, MP Trinity-Spadina, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s International Women’s Day celebration today at York, the theme of which is inspiring change. She will be joined by aboriginal elder Laureen Waters, featured speaker, with remarks by Rhonda Lenton, York’s provost and vice-president academic, and Professor […]