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 8, 2022 | 3:00 pm

Women in Mathematics Panel and Social

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

7th Annual Women’s Health Research Institute Symposium

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

Advancing Climate Justice: Harnessing African Women’s Leadership

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

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2022

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

Changing the World: Engineering the Future

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

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.

March 2022

Workout for Women’s Day

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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