It's International Women's Day!

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By Michelle Cyca

Posted on March 08, 2019 | Updated August 06, 2019, 9:07AM

Here's how Emily Carr is celebrating #IWD2019.

Today is International Women’s Day! This is a worldwide event celebrating the achievements of women and raising awareness of gender equality issues.

Here at Emily Carr, we’re honouring the many incredible women in our community today. We’re proud to be one of only two BC universities led by a female president, Gillian Siddall, who was installed on February 15.

We have many other incredible female leaders at Emily Carr. Three of our four faculties are led by female Deans: Cissie Fu (Culture + Community), Kyla Mallett (Audain Faculty of Art) and Celeste Martin (Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media).

This theme of IWD2019 is #InnovateForChange, so we’d also like to recognize the women at Emily Carr who are leading our exciting research activities. Our five research labs (DESIS Lab, Living Labs, Health Design Lab, Material Matters + Basically Good Media Lab) are led or co-led by female faculty. Other faculty members, including Julie Andreyev and Cameron Cartiere, are deeply engaged in innovative research. And Amber Frid-Jimenez is our Canada Research Chair in Art + Design Technology, leading the Studio for Extensive Aesthetics.

International Women's Day Events

Hear directly from two of the distinguished women in our community today for IWD2019 events:

  • Sally Felkai, our Chief Information Officer, is speaking on this UBC panel of female CIOs
  • Kate Armstrong, Director of Living Labs + the Shumka Centre for Entrepreneurship, will be speaking about advancing women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Math) at Innovate NW.

And join us on campus for an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon from 12:00-4:00pm!

Celebrate #IWD2019 at Emily Carr

Share the infographic below on social media with the hashtag #InnovateForChange to join the conversation online!

International Women's Day at Emily Carr University