International Women’s Day – Laurentian University

By Rosalind Russell- International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women with Laurentian University marking the successes and challenges of women throughout the week.

Dr. Brenda Brouwer, Laurentian University’s Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic says a gender-equal world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination is one that everyone must collectively strive towards.

She says celebrating the achievements of women, they can inspire and empower others by sharing their experiences, raising awareness about challenges, successes and what fuels their fire to do what they do.

She adds that the university’s events will shine a light on issues relating to gender equality.

Dr. Brouwer adds the JN Desmarais Library will host Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, Dr. Victoria Kannen, for a book reading, “Gendered Bodies and Public Scrutiny,” today.

For all the details about today’s event and others planned for the rest of the week, visit

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