UBC Celebrates International Women’s Day

Today we recognize the incredible and diverse women that shape UBC – and our lives and communities.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize women – and call for progress. At UBC, we continue our efforts to build a more inclusive community for all.

This year International Women’s Day is aiming to draw attention to the experiences and activism of rural women. Rural women make up almost half of the agricultural work force and are central to global food security. However, they often lack both decent work and social protection, and are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This year we encourage you to learn about the work rural women are doing to claim their rights and improve their livelihoods and wellbeing.

Stories from Women at UBC

Women are bringing new perspectives to the skilled trades. Hear from one of UBC’s newest journey-level steamfitters.

Dr. Jennifer Love, Senior Advisor on Women Faculty shares how she creates positive change at UBC. 


Looking for ways to engage, learn and celebrate?

Structural Oppression: Male Privilege with Harley Eagle

March 8 @ 10:00 am

NSERC Presents: Initiatives to Advance Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Research Excellence

March 8 @ 11:00 am

Feminist Time: Remembering the Suffragette and the Work of Suffrage Fiction

March 8 @ 4:00 pm

Luminescence: Chanteuse to the Power of Three

March 8 @ 7:00 pm

YWiB UBC International Women’s Day Banquet 

March 8 @ 6:30pm

Lead, Succeed, and Inspire: Join Justice Minister Jody Wilson – Raybould for an Evening with Changemakers

March 14 @ 6:30 pm