International Women's Day 2022

Saturday, March 5, 2022 12:00 am - Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:00 am EST (GMT -05:00)

Four women discussing arch drawings

To celebrate International Women's Day, Waterloo Architecture has compiled a list of events which are available for its community members.

BEA(N) Celebration of International Women's Day: Lecture (Free)
Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 11 AM ET
Building Equality in Architecture North

This event will feature presentations by four award-winning architects in practice who will discuss their featured work, as well as both challenges and opportunities which they may have encountered in practice.

International Women's Day Event: Lecture (Free)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 9 AM ET
University of Waterloo

Join us as the University of Waterloo recognizes the day through a virtual International Women’s Day keynote and panel discussion. Together, we will explore new opportunities to engage women and racialized communities in our post-pandemic economy, examine the values that help us all flourish, and investigate how work and health systems can respond to our quickly changing environments.

United Nations’ Observance of International Women’s Day 2022: Lecture (Free)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 10 AM ET
UN Women

The theme for the United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022) is Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow. The year 2022 is pivotal for achieving gender equality in the context of climate change, and environmental and disaster risk reduction, which are some of the greatest global challenges of the twenty-first century. Without gender equality today, a sustainable future, and an equal future, remains beyond our reach.

Be Resilient. Be Healthy. | Women's Health Panel: Workshop (Free)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 12 PM ET
Faculty of Health - University of Waterloo

In this workshop, you will learn strategies for managing stress, burnout and improving your mental and physical health. Join Naturopathic Doctor Whitney Baxter (BSc ’10) and Physiotherapist Surabhi Veitch (BSc ’09) as they share actionable strategies related to movement, nutrition and breath work.

High Tea Social: Lecture (Free)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 3 PM ET
Faculty of Science - University of Waterloo

Whether you'd like to just listen, or engage over text in the online chat forum, this virtual high tea social will be a lively commentary and round-table discussion. Join our panel of Waterloo alumni who want to share and discuss International Women's Day, and a theme that has sparked the imagination of so many. Facing biases at work, in society and even at home is a daily reality for women across the globe. Come hear the stories, share your own stories and celebrate how women Break the Bias.

International Women's Day Virtual Panel Discussion "Break the Bias": Lecture (Free)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 7 PM ET
Women in Engineering - University of Waterloo

The Undergraduate Women in Engineering Committee will be hosting a virtual panel discussion on breaking the bias in engineering! Hear from a powerful group of female and non-binary industry leaders about their experiences, journey and advice for women in engineering! Register now so you don't miss out!

“Conversations with University of Waterloo Women in Engineering” podcast launching Tuesday, March 8th (Ongoing)

“Conversations with University of Waterloo Women in Engineering” podcast is a space that aims to cultivate a community to share the voices of women and gender minorities in engineering at the University of Waterloo. Join as your hosts interview current UW students, faculty, industry professionals and many more on their experiences of being a gender minority in engineering and other topics such as promoting diversity in the workplace, or advice to young women looking to enter a STEM career. The first episode will be released on International Women’s Day (Tuesday, March 8th). Follow us on Instagram @uwaterloowie for more details on where to find us!

Round Table with WiE Leaders featuring Christine Hepburn: Lecture (Free)
Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 5 PM ET
Women in Engineering - University of Waterloo

At the Round Table this March, Christine Hepburn, managing partner at 100 Days North America, and UWaterloo Engineering alum, will be discussing the difficult topic of work-life balance. These discussions  provide networking and mentorship forum for graduate and undergraduate students. At the Round Table, we hope to connect you to WiE leaders in academia, industry and government.

Organized by: 

Building Equality in Architecture North
UN Women
University of Waterloo