Launching the Initiative

Launching the initiative (2017)

U of G’s gender equity initiative is a long-term priority for the University.

The University’s GenEQ initiative was launched on International Women’s Day 2017. 

To celebrate the launch, more than 200 U of G faculty, staff and student leaders came together and shared ideas for moving the initiative forward.

At the event, guests were invited to comment on three questions that will help shape U of G’s gender equity efforts:

  1. What has been most helpful to you in advancing your leadership and/or your professional goals?
  2. What are the challenges you face in achieving your leadership and professional goals?
  3. Share your ideas on what this initiative needs to address to advance women in leadership at U of G.”

Guests heard inspiring messages from the Honourable Indira Naidoo-Harris, Provincial Minister of the Status of Women and Professor Kim Anderson, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition.