HeForShe at U of G with Olympic Soccer Star Diana Matheson
Date and Time
Event Centre, Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre
Two-time Olympic bronze medalist & former professional soccer player Diana Matheson will keynote UofG’s annual HeForShe gender equity event.
Matheson, perhaps best known for scoring the game-winning goal in the bronze medal match in the 2012 London Olympic Games, is also the co-founder of Project 8, an initiative to help launch Canada’s first women’s professional soccer league. During her keynote, Matheson will discuss the gender equity challenges that women athletes face in professional sports. A timely topic as Canada’s women’s soccer team is currently protesting their pay in comparison to the men’s national team.
Hosted by U of G’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics (Lang), School of Engineering and Gryphon Football, the annual HeForShe event also includes a community impact award, which recognizes a local business’s efforts to improve gender equality, and scholarships for students to recognize their leadership.
The doors open for the event at 6:30PM, which formally begins at 7:00PM.
About the HeForShe Initiative
HeForShe is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of gender equality, initiated by UN. Its goal is to achieve equality by encouraging all genders to partake as agents of change and take action against negative stereotypes and behaviours. Grounded in the idea that gender inequality is an issue that affects all people—socially, economically and politically—it seeks to actively involve men and boys in a movement that was originally conceived as "a struggle for women by women".
Learn more about the HeForShe initiative
Registration and tickets are free but limited.