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Inspiring Women Among Us 2017
Wednesday November 29, 2017

The 2017 Inspiring Women Among Us event will be taking place from November 16 to 29th!

Most of the events will be free including a talk given by the Honourable Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training on November 16th.

Below is the full schedule of events:

 

Thursday,
November 16

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

~ IWAU Opening Ceremony ~

In collaboration with the Métis Day celebration

Speakers include Dr. Dan Ryan (UNBC Provost), His Worship Lyn Hall (Mayor of Prince George) and a performance by the Khast’an Drummers. Refreshments.

9:30am – 11:00am

UNBC Wintergarden

Free

Dr. Annie Booth & Dr. Zoe Meletis

The Honourable Melanie Mark (Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training) |Talk: How Post-Secondary Institutions Can Be Allies to Those Excluded from Universities Moderated Q & A session to follow (moderator: Dr. Dan Ryan).

 

11:00am – 11:30am

UNBC Wintergarden

Free

Dr. Annie Booth & Dr. Zoe Meletis

Art & Coffee Night | A night of music, poetry, art, good friends & refreshments. Hosted by Dr. Si Transken.  Lots and lots of refreshments.

7:00pm – 10:00pm

UNBC Rotunda

Free

Dr. Si Transken

 

Friday,
November 17

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

What is ‘Work’?  | Panel discussing how society defines “work,” what work is recognized, and what is not, and changing perceptions of work. Panelists: Caroline Sewell (CUPE local 3799 President), DR. William Gottschall (CNC), Dr. Glen Schmidt (UNBC), Dr. Annie Duchesne (UNBC), Sarah Foot (Past President, Volunteer PG). Moderated by Dr. Annie Booth (UNBC). Refreshments.

12:30pm – 2:00pm

UNBC Room 7 - 158

Free

Dr. Mark Groulx

Moving Into Wellness: Empowering Women Through Creative Art Expression | Learn to move and be strong. Hosted by Dr.  Indrani Margolin (UNBC).

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNBC NUSC Space|

Enter by the Bus Loop

Free

Dr. Dawn Hemingway & Dr. Indrani Margolin

Dr. Jamie McEvoy (U Montana Bozeman)| Talk: More Equitable Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in a More-Than-Human World. Sponsored by Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions/NRESi/UNBC Geography Program.

3:30pm – 4:30pm

UNBC Room 8-164

 

Free

Dr. Zoe Meletis

“PINK” (Chowdhury, 2016)| A Bollywood film on sexual assault/harassment.  Hosted by Southeast Asian Student Society (SASS) and Fellas Addressing Masculinity (FAM).

 

6:00pm – 8:30 pm

UNBC Room 7-238

Free

Fizza Rashid

 

 

 

Saturday,
November 18

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

Ms. Mayor |Bring your children to City Hall so they can sit in the Mayor’s Chair and share what they would do if THEY were Mayor of Prince George.  Hosted by His Worship Mayor Lyn Hall and the City of Prince George.

10:00am – 2:00pm

City Hall Council Chambers

Free

Furqana Khan/Zoe Meletis

Job Chats |Bring your teen down to the downtown/Bob Harkins Branch of Public Library to hear about exciting careers. Hosted by the Prince George Public Library.

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Prince George Public Library - Bob Harkins Branch (downtown)

Free

Susie Wilson

Brenda Butterworth-Carr (Deputy Commissioner and Commanding Officer of "E" Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police) | Talk: Women, Leadership and Policing.

 

1:00pm – 2:30pm

UNBC Weldwood Theatre, (7 – 238)

Free

Dr. Annie Booth

Women of the North Rock Show | Join the North’s great women performers for an evening of music, live and silent auctions, and live painting by Audrey McKinnon. Doors open at 7:00pm. This is a community organized fundraising event for CFUR.

 

Show starts at 7:30pm

Omineca Arts Centre

1119 3rd Avenue

$25 @ cfur.ca/tickets

Britt Meierhofer

 

Sunday,
November 19

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

The History of the LGBTQ2+ Community | Talks and discussion.

Speaker: Dr. Theresa Healy. Hosted by IWAU.

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Hub Space (downtown)

1299 3rd Avenue

Free

Michelle Stephen

Bee Social With Watercolor | Workshop: Grab your daughter, your mom, a friend or come on your own, but join artist Frances Gobbi for this modern twist on the traditional quilting bee/women’s support group. Hosted by the Two Rivers Gallery. Max: 12; pre-registration recommended. Register at 250-614-7800.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Two Rivers Gallery

725 Canada Games Way

Free

Dr. Zoe Meletis

 

Monday,
November 20

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

Dr. Maydianne Andrade (Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs and Equity, U of Toronto Scarborough) | Talk: Unconscious Bias & Challenges to Fair Assessment.

10:00am – 11:30am

UNBC Bentley Centre

Free

Dr. Blanca Schorcht & Dr. Heather Smith

Trans Day of Remembrance | Mourning transgender people murdered through violence. Hosted by the Northern Pride Centre.

 

11:30am – 12:30pm

UNBC Wintergarden

Free

Krystal Vandenberg

Lunch with Dr. Maydianne Andrade. (pre-registration required: iwau@unbc.ca).

12:30pm – 2:00pm

UNBC Bentley Centre

Free

Dr. Annie Booth & Dr. Zoe Meletis

Informal Meet & Greet with Dr. Maydianne Andrade.

2:15pm – 3:15pm

UNBC Bentley Centre

Free

Dr. Annie Booth & Dr. Zoe Meletis

Dr. Maydianne Andrade (Professor of Biological Sciences, U of Toronto Scarborough) | Talk: Through the Widow’s Web: How Unusual Mating Behavior Untangles Plasticity. Sponsored by IWAU and NRESi.

 

3:30pm – 4:30pm

UNBC Room 7-150

Free

Dr. Annie Booth & Dr. Zoe Meletis

 

 

Tuesday,
November 21

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

Activist Pro-Choice Rally| Outside University Hospital of Northern BC.  Organized by The Northern Women’s Centre. Email empower@unbc.ca to sign up.

 

8:00am – 5:00pm (sign up for 1 hour shifts)

Bus stop on 15th Ave., in front of UHNBC

Free

Sarah Boyd

“No Men Beyond This Point” (Sawers, 2015) | Film. A Canadian comedy on gender relations. Hosted by Cinema CNC. Some sexual references.

 

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Cinema CNC, Room 1-306

College of New Caledonia

Free/By donation

Dr. Zoe Meletis

 

Wednesday,
November 22

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

Open Doors – Coffee with Inspiring Women from City Hall | How does your city run? Through the work of inspiring women at City Hall. Come and hear how they do their jobs followed by a Q&A. Hosted by City of Prince George. Refreshments.  Pre-registration required: iwau@unbc.ca

10:30am – 12:00pm

Prince George Public Library – Bob Harkins Branch (downtown)

Free

Dr. Mark Groulx

Business Model Canvas Workshop |A workshop for students thinking about starting a business. Hosted by Prince George Community Futures. With lunch.  (Registration required: iwau@unbc.ca)

12:00pm – 4:00pm

UNBC Room 6-305

Free

Roxanne Umpherville

Body Positivity – A Collaborative Conversation | A workshop on appreciating who we are. Hosted by Shannon Williams.

3:00pm – 4:00pm

UNBC Room 5-158

Free

Shannon Williams & Dr. Dawn Hemingway

Women Entrepreneurs and Small Business | Learn from women running businesses. Panel members include Teresa DeReis, Camille MacDonald, Jillian Merrick & Cheryl Turcotte.

 

4:30 – 6:30 pm

UNBC Room 5-183

Free

Dr. Zoe Meletis

The IWAU Cos’spiel | Grab 3 friends and register a curling team for the 2017 IWAU Cos’spiel. Team members should come dressed as the women that inspire you, for a body positive cosplay event. No curling experience required! To register a team contact: mark.groulx@unbc.ca.  Not curling?  Come enjoy the competition and cheer your favorite team on!  Prizes for best costumes and of course the winning team!

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Prince George Curling Club

2601 Recplace Drive

Free; cheering welcome

Dr. Mark Groulx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday,
November 23

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

Hijab for a Day | Show your support for Muslim women and try wearing a hijab for a day. Hijabs provided or bring your own.  Hosted by Hira Rashid.

9:00am – 3:00pm

UNBC Wintergarden

Free

Hira Rashid

Women’s Coffee Hour | Coffee and mutual mentoring. Hosted by the UNBC First Nations Centre. Refreshments.

10:30am – 11:30am

UNBC First Nations Centre, Elders Room

Free

Shannon MacKay

Ask Anything UNBC | STUDENTS. Have questions about UNBC? Join administrators, advisors, student government leaders and get your questions answered, while enjoying some snacks. Hear from Dr. Dan Ryan - administration, Sarah Elliott – safety on campus, Amelia Kaiser – student life, Erik Searle (current NUGSS President) – student societies.   Refreshments.

11:00am – 1:00pm

UNBC Gathering Place,

5-123

Free

Tina Gillanders & Dr. Blanca Schorcht

Women, Unions & Universities: Standing Up For Our Rights | A panel examining the role of unions in universities and the critical role of union women.  Workers Unite! Refreshments.

1:30pm – 2:30pm

UNBC Room 5-157

Free

Dr. Dawn Hemingway

Women, in Health Care, Thriving | Learn from a panel of women from diverse health care professions on how we can support female students, residents, practitioners and colleagues to thrive in the health care professions. Featuring: Nadine Caron (Surgeon, Northern Health), Andrea Beckett (Nurse, Northern Health), Lauren Aldred (Manager, Spiritual Health NHA), Judy DeFreitas (Midwife, New Beginnings),and  Sandra Harker (Medical Social Worker, Northern Health). Facilitated by Paul Winwood (Associate Vice President, Northern Medical Program, UNBC). Refreshments.

5:30pm – 7:30pm

University Hospital of Northern BC Room  LDC 0501, (Learning Centre by the library at the hospital)

Free

Dr. Annie Booth

Creating Critical Content: Art Making and Mentor Models | Talk (45 min) & Workshop (60 min) with: Twyla Exner (Director of Public Programming, and artist). This talk will introduce living female artists, with a strong focus on Canadian content and mentorship. Workshop: participants will be invited to explore art-making.

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Canfor Room, Two Rivers Gallery

Free

Dr. Zoe Meletis & Dr. Heather Smith

 

 

 

Friday,
November 24

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

2 Coloured Girls Narrative | Podcast with Krystal Devauld & Hira Rashid.  Tune in to hear a witty, wild and wide-ranging debate on “Privilege Icing”.

11:00am – 11:50am

On Air at 88.7FM CFUR – Your Source for Northern BC Music

Free

CFUR

Indigenous Women, Indigenous Leaders, Leading the World | Panel: Indigenous women have always been a powerful force in their communities and in the wider world. Join five women leaders who became the Council for the Saik’uz Nation (northwestern BC) to talk about women in Indigenous governance. includes Chief Jackie Thomas, Councillor Alison Johnny, Councillor Jasmine Thomas, Councillor Marlene Quaw, and Councillor Priscilla Mueller. A Global Friday/IWAU presentation.

 

12:00pm – 1:30pm

UNBC Room 7-158

Free

Dr. Rob Budde & Kasandra Johnny-Turbide

Andy McKinnon (Research Ecologist, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) | Talk: Competition and Collaboration. Sponsored by NRESi and IWAU.

 

3:30pm – 4:30pm

UNBC Room 8-164

Free

Dr. Brent Murray

 

Saturday,
November 25

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

IWAU in Quesnel

Join us at the UNBC Quesnel campus for their Speaker Series and Craft Fair. 

 

 

 

 

10:00am – 4:00pm

UNBC Quesnel Regional Campus

Free

Dr. Titi Kunkel & Karin Omilon

 

Sunday,
November 26

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

Art Cabaret |The third annual IWAU Art Cabaret, a dazzling offering of poetry, art and music. Spend an afternoon celebrating women, art, and downtown PG! 

 

 

 

 

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Omineca Art Space

1119 3rd Avenue

Free

Dr. Rob Budde

+ Brenda Clotildes

 

Monday,
November 27

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

Queen| Reading of a play by Madhuri Shekar. Directed & staged by: Andrea Mallett and Allison Haley. Come and learn from, or identify with, female graduate students dealing with data gone wrong in this funny and dramatic feminist play. A co-production between IWAU and Pocket Theatre.  Space and front of house support from Cinema CNC and volunteers. With special thanks to Peter Maides.

 

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm

CNC Room 1-306

Free

Dr. Heather Smith

 

Tuesday,
November 28

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

‘Women, Wellness and Allies in the Workplace’| A Mentoring Lunch Event. Hosted by Dr. Heather Smith, Director of the Centre of Teaching, Learning and Technology, and Dr. Blanca Schorcht, Dean of the College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences.  Pre-registration required: melanie.knutson@unbc.ca.

11:30am – 1:00pm

UNBC Gathering Place,

5-123

Free

Dr. Blanca Schorcht & Dr. Heather Smith

Queen| Reading of a play by Madhuri Shekar. Directed & staged by: Andrea Mallett and Allison Haley. Come and learn from, or identify with, female graduate students dealing with data gone wrong in this funny and dramatic feminist play. A co-production between IWAU and Pocket Theatre. Space and front of house support from Cinema CNC and volunteers. With special thanks to Peter Maides.

 

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm

CNC Room 1-306

Free

Dr. Dawn Hemingway

 

Wednesday,
November 29 

Event

Time

Location

Cost

Hosts

UNBC’s Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women | On Dec. 6th, 1989 Canada experienced the Montreal Massacre: 14 women were killed at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, targeted for studying engineering. In response, a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was established. This day, UNBC remembers our lost sisters and colleagues. Join us to remember and to contemplate a world where women can pursue their dreams without fear of violence. Hosted by the Northern Women’s Centre and the NUGSS Women’s Rep.  Refreshments.

10:00am – 12:00pm

UNBC Wintergarden

Free

Sarah Boyd & Kassandra Johnny-Turbide

‘Open House’ | Discover the work of the Northern Women’s Centre, the only 24 hour safe space for women in Prince George.

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Northern Women’s Centre

UNBC Campus

near Security Office

Free

Sarah Boyd

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