International Women's Day and Women's History

March 8 of each year is celebrated internationally as International Women's Day, a day to bring worldwide attention to women's legacies and achievements as well as to ongoing struggles including gender inequality, reproductive rights and gender-based violence and abuse.

Throughout the month of March 2024, the Office of the Vice-Provost, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (EDI-AR) will host events focused on women's history, achievements and contributions. Event details will be added and updated here and in our Events Listing calendar as they are finalized.


Past, Present, Future: Reflections on Barriers and Wins for International Women's Day

Please join us on Tuesday, April 9 at the St. John's campus of Memorial University for a panel discussion in recognition of International Women's Day. During the event Past, Present, Future: Reflections on Barriers and Wins for International Women's Day, our accomplished panelists will discuss the barriers they've overcome so far in their paths, the wins and accomplishments they're celebrating on International Women's Day, and the challenges and opportunities they're focusing on for the future.

Our panelists include:

  • Mackenzie Broders, Director of Advocacy at MUNSU
  • Dr. Nikitha Kendyala, CEO and co-founder at Nucliq Biologics 
  • Jessica Pike, Student Ambassador, Memorial University, Bachelor of Commerce, Class of 2024
  • Constanza Safatle, CEO and co-founder at Newbornlander

The event will be moderated by Angela Avery, Business Development Advisor at Memorial's Research Innovation Office. Lisa Nsanzugwanko, Vice-President of the Black Students Association at Memorial, will be the emcee.

Join us online or in person at the the Landing (UC-3015) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9. Coffee, tea and snacks will be available for in-person attendees.

If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP to Cherry Ralhan-Khanna by Friday, April 6. To attend online, please register through Webex. Please note that parking is available on the St. John's campus in lot 22, subject to space availability.

This event is proudly sponsored by BDO Canada.