UCalgary Women's Week 2023

Women's Week

March 6 – 10, 2023

Tuesday, March 7

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Trans feminine Self-care Evening

Hosted by the Women's Resource Centre
4:30 — 6 p.m. MST

Drop by the Women’s Resource Centre  for a trans feminine self-care evening. Relax by playing board games, drinking tea and hot chocolate, making DIY bath products, button-making, meeting new friends and more.

Please note this event is specifically for trans feminine folks and their loved ones, in all ages, and free of charge.

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Wednesday, March 8

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Dig In! Women, Work and Living in a Good Way

Hosted by UCalgary Alumni, 
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m MST
DTC 119C, UCalgary Downtown Campus

Women, and especially women of colour, continue to face considerable barriers and obstacles in the workplace. As a cultural mediator, executive leader and First Nations woman, Monique Fry works in “two worlds” to bring reconciliation and equity to the forefront of our collective conversations. Join us this International Women's Day as we "dig in” to Fry’s work, understand the importance of legacy, and learn how we can use Indigenous knowledge and living in a good way to progress all of our futures, together.

The morning will include a continental breakfast, a fireside chat with Monique and a question-and-answer period.  

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International Women’s Day Fashion Showcase & Market

Hosted by the UCalgary Fashion Network and the Women's Resource Centre
Market open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fashion Shows start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The UCalgary Fashion Network and Women's Resource Centre will be hosting a fashion show and market where local fashion vendors and students will be showcasing their best pieces. Come check out and shop locally-made, ethical and sustainable pieces. Connect with local businesses, learn from vendors and meet likeminded students.

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Climate Justice & Artistic Practices Panel

Hosted by the Office of Sustainability

3:30 — 4:30 p.m. MST

Learn from an amazing panel of artists and discover the ways artistic practices are making an impact in how we talk about climate change, implement climate action, and imagine a healthy future. Understand ways artistic practices can bring together diverse voices, stories and experiences to:

  • Support transformative conversations
  • Support community
  • Influence wider cultural conversations on climate change to advance climate justice and
  • Empower people to take action


  • Melanie Kloetzel
  • Chantal Chagnon
  • Alana Bartol
  • Nicole Martens

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International Women’s Day Trivia and Discussion Night

Hosted by the Women's Resource Centre
6 – 7:30 p.m. MST

Join UCalgary Amnesty International Club and the Women’s Resource Centre for an evening of Trivia and Discussion in celebration of International Women’s Day!

This event is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. 

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Thursday, March 9

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Our Story Our Voice: Today’s Inspiring Women

Speaker: Dr. Linda Kongnetiman
11 a.m. — noon MST

Embracing who we are and embracing equity has to be through our voices as women. When we look in the mirror we need to inspire first ourselves than other people. This presentation will open conversations for women to rethink how to inspire themselves through a revolutionary lens.

This session is facilitated by Linda Kongnetiman-Pansa (PhD).

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Career Conversations: Women in Leadership

Hosted by Career Services
noon – 1:30 p.m. MST

This panel gathers inspiring women leaders across various industries to share their success stories and examine the need for and impact of female leadership. In addition to hearing their advice for aspiring leaders, we’ll also have open and honest discussion around topics like work/life balance, sexism, imposter syndrome, resiliency, failures and more.

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The Big Sex Talk | Beyond The Binary

Hosted by the Women's Resource Centre
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. MST

Ever wondered about asexuality, nonmonogamy, or the meaning of the word ‘queer’? Join the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Support and Response Office and the Women’s Resource Centre for a viewing and discussion series of The Big Sex Talk, a six-part docuseries from CBC about all things sexuality, gender, and relationships!

This week’s episode:

Episode 4 - Beyond The Binary - Gender and sexuality are so interwoven, it’s hard to know where one ends and the other begins. This episode explores our ideas of gender, sexuality, and the possibilities beyond the gender binary.

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Friday, March 10

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Women in Medicine Panel

10 – 11:30 a.m. MST

In recognition of Canadian Women Physician’s Day and Women’s Week 2023, the Libin Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative and Women’s Resource Centre will host a Women in Medicine panel, showcasing their academic and clinical focus while discussing the unique experiences they faced on the path toward equity in medicine. A Q & A section will follow. The panel will be moderated by Lauren Drogos, PhD, Program Director at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute.

This event is free and open to all.


  • Shannon Ruzycki, MD
  • Fiona Mattatall, MD
  • Nathalie Saad, MD

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