Office of Human Rights

Thursday events to anticipate International Women’s Day

What does feminism mean today? What does it look like?

Writer Nicole Baute will discuss what it means to identify as a feminist today in a free public presentation Thursday, March 7, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Baute is co-editor of EAT IT, a collection of women’s writing on food and gender politics due out this spring. Her fiction has been published in Joyland Magazine and The Feathertale Review, and her journalism has appeared in Toronto Life, Open Book: Toronto, and several Canadian newspapers.

Accessibility Awareness Day proves educational

Accessibility Awareness Day photo

Dion Carter, equity and human rights manager, and Denise Livingston, administrative assistant in the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility, staff a booth during Accessibility Awareness Day activities Tuesday in the CAW Student Centre. Students, faculty and staff learned about a variety of topics during the day-long series of sessions on the theme “Building an Accessible Community.”

Day dedicated to accessibility awareness

About 1.85 million people in Ontario have a disability—one in seven Ontarians. Over the next 20 years, this number will rise to one in five.

Agnes MacKillop, compliance assistance training officer with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Keynote Speaker, will discuss how we can all help to ensure they are able to participate fully in society in her free public presentation, “Join our Journey toward an Accessible Ontario,” as the opening keynote of today’s Accessibility Awareness Day.