Diana Matheson

HeForShe at U of G

Helping Improve Gender Equality

Lang's commitment to the UN global solidarity movement for gender equality.

Since launching in September 2014 at the United Nations, HeForShe has been the subject of more than 2 billion conversations on social media, with off-line activities reaching every corner of the globe. The Lang School is proud to be part of that conversation. Our faculty, staff and students are committed to the HeForShe movement by breaking gender stereotypes and improving gender equity through various initiatives, including workshops, keynote presentations and scholarships.

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March 22nd: HeForShe at U of G featuring Diana Matheson

Join Diana and the University of Guelph community to recognize the importance of gender equity, equality and the power of resilience.

Diana is a two-time Olympic bronze medalist who was a member of Canada’s Women’s National Soccer Team from 2003-2021. During her career Diana represented Canada over 200 times, played in four FIFA World Cups and three Olympic Games.

Following her playing career Diana co-founded Project 8, which is launching Canada’s first women’s professional soccer league, set to kick-off in 2025.

Event details:
March 22nd, 2023, 7:00pm
University of Guelph

In partnership with U of G's Lang School of Business and Economics and Gryphon Football.

Scholarships and Awards

Each year, we present HeForShe-inspired awards and scholarships, including the HeForShe Resilience Scholarships, Ally Scholarship and our community Impact Award.

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Resilience Scholarship

$5,000 are available to a female Lang business student and a U of G engineering student. These two scholarships recognize students who have shown resilience and leadership throughout their life. This scholarship is renamed each year to celebrate the leadership of the keynote speaker of the annual HeForShe at U of G event.
The deadline to apply for the 2022 HeForShe Resilience Scholarship is January 10th, 2023. More details about eligibility and the application process can be found on the Scholarships and Awards page.

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Ally Scholarship

$2,500 available to all University of Guelph undergraduate students who have demonstrated, through their actions and support of various initiatives, that they are an ally and committed to gender equality. This scholarship aims to recognize the importance of gender equity and equality by acknowledging the achievements of individuals who are committed to achieving gender equality for all.

The deadline to apply for the HeForShe Ally Scholarship is January 10th, 2023. Application details and eligibility information can be found on the Scholarships and Awards page.

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HeForShe Impact Award

This award recognizes an organization in the Guelph-Wellington region that is helping improve gender equity in the community through policies or actions they support. The recipient of the award is recognized at the annual HeForShe at U of G celebration, receives VIP invitations to the event and have a donation made on their behalf to the Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis (through the Angel Gabriel Foundation).
Nominations are open until 11:59pm February 10th, 2023 and must include a 300-word supporting letter, indicating reasons for their nomination. Self nominations are welcome.

Gender Equality Workshop

Campus inclusion and community have always been a top priority. You can do your part to help.

Join the U of G community in an honest and engaging discussion around gender equality, with the bold objective of breaking down barriers and stereotypes. Open to all U of G students, staff and faculty. Discussions will be facilitated by students from the Lang School.

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About HeForShe

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".