NEW: GenEq Webinar: Gender Equity in the Time of COVID-19

On September 2, 2020, GenEQ hosted a webinar devoted to gender equity in the time of COVID-19. 

COVID-19 has laid bare and even intensified various forms of structural inequalities, highlighting historic racial disparities as well as health and economic inequalities worldwide. The pandemic has also had a disproportionate impact on women, for instance, in terms of gendered household labour and women’s over-representation in the care economy, resulting in differential impacts on many members of our University of Guelph community. 

The webinar featured three U of G community members as they shared their experiences and perspectives on how the pandemic has threatened our progress towards gender equity: 

  • Malissa Bryan, PhD student, Department of Sociology 
  • Monique Deveaux, Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Global Social Change, Department of Philosophy 
  • Jenna Hennessy, Manager of Internal Communications 

It was moderated by Karyn Freedman, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy 

A recording of the webinar can be accessed by the U of G community via the following link.