Eli Ridder | Report

Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber marked International Women’s Day through a week of events leading up to Friday with panel discussions and guests.

Humber Today released a video that gave the highlights, noting that every year, Mar. 8 “provides an opportunity to honour the contributions women have made and are making in Canada and around the world.”

The School of Applied Technology hosted a Leadership Symposium Wednesday focused on women in engineering. It featured a workshop in textile computing, the future of women’s health and a panel discussion on skills and the future.

At the University of Guelph-Humber, students were invited on Wednesday to attend two panel discussions featuring industry professionals to highlight unique challenges and opportunities they have experienced as a woman in their field.

The event, hosted by the Women in Business Society, also welcomed students to meet with recruiters who seek to hire a diverse workforce and network with those attending the university.

IGNITE Real Talks returned with stand-up comedian, actress and New York Times bestselling author Phoebe Robinson at Humber College’s North Campus on Thursday for a meet and greet with students and a question and answer session.

The event was hosted by YouTube star and activist, Jouelzy. Robinson spoke about the importance of female empowerment and her personal experience overcoming adversity, Humber Today said in a release Friday.

Robinson shared why it’s important for women to continue working together, saying “those who are in a position of power can become more successful if they share their resources and bring more people with them along their journey.”

Image of women from Pexels files.


Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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