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
HeForShe at UofG 2022
Why Equality Benefits Everyone
HeForShe at U of G is an event that celebrates the strength and resilience of our community. Each year, we are honoured to have a guest on campus to present a keynote address. Diversity and inclusion advocate Dr. Hadiya Roderique, will headline this year's event, which takes place virtually on March 16th.
Dr. Hadiya Roderique will explore the importance of equality and why it benefits everyone. She will challenge the barriers to integrating diversity and inclusion and show the power behind a more equitable workplace. In 2017, Dr. Roderique sparked discussion in boardrooms across Canada with her viral Globe and Mail feature essay, "Black on Bay Street.” The author and lawyer was named one of Canada’s 25 Most Influential Lawyers in 2018, and was recognized with the Rising Star award from the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers.
The event will also include the presentation of HeForShe-inspired awards and scholarships, including:
- Resilience Scholarships: Two scholarships ($5,000) are awarded to a female business and engineering student. These scholarships recognize the strength and resilience of applicants
- HeForShe Ally Scholarship: One scholarship ($2,500) is awarded to a student on campus who has shown, through their actions and involvement, that they are an ally in the movement toward gender equality
- HeForShe Impact Award: This award recognizes a Guelph-Wellington business/organization that actively promotes and improves gender equality through initiatives within their organization and/or the community.
The annual event is co-hosted by the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, Gryphon Football, and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
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