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Celebrating International Women's Day 2022!

A global day to honour the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and to
rally for gender parity in our communities and around the world.



Where Do We Go Now?
Biases and Barriers Faced by Women and Girls in Education

March 8, 2022 at 2:30 pm — Abbotsford campus

For International Women’s Day 2022, the President’s Leadership Lecture Series featured keynote speaker and incoming Dean for the Faculty of Education, Community, and Human Development at UFV, Dr. Allyson Jule.

Panelists Dr. Geetanjali Gill, Maggie Korolyk, and Tammy Tsang joined the conversation to engage in discussion around the biases and barriers women and girls face in the education system. Through the sharing of real-life stories, research, and experiences they shed light on ways in which we can build inclusive education spaces where all women and girls can thrive.

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Dr. Allyson Jule

Keynote speaker

Dr. Allyson Jule has been an educator for almost 35 years, teaching English in high schools and colleges in Alberta, Ontario, and BC. Her PhD in Education is from the University of Roehampton in London, UK, in 2002.

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Dr. Geetanjali Gill

Dr. Geetanjali Gill is an Assistant Professor in Global Development Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley, and a gender and development practitioner with more than 16 years of experience working with local and international organizations in Canada, UK, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia.

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Maggie Korolyk

Maggie Korolyk is Sus’tud’Dene (part of Carrier Sekani), Metis, and a member of the Takla Nation. Maggie was born in the Northern Interior and grew up between her homeland, Takla Landing, and the Lower mainland.

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Tammy Tsang

Tammy Tsang (She/Her) is a Cantonese Canadian settler who lives and works on the stolen territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

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Learn more about International Women's Day

Did you know this initiative began in the United States in 1909? The United Nations officially recognized International's Women Day in 1977. This day is now observed worldwide to recognize women's achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality.

Visit the International Women's Day website to learn more about #BreakTheBias, the worldwide theme for IWD 2022.

Visit the official IWD website

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