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On a black background, the names of the 14 women killed December 6 1989: Geneviève Bergeron Hélène Colgan Nathalie Croteau Barbara Daigneault Anne-Marie Edward Maud Haviernick Maryse Laganière Maryse Leclair Anne-Marie Lemay Sonia Pelletier Michèle Richard Annie St-Arneault Annie Turcotte Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz

It’s the 30th Anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre. Has Anything Changed?

Today, we say their names. Geneviève Bergeron (1968–1989), civil engineering student Hélène Colgan (1966–1989), mechanical engineering student Nathalie Croteau (1966–1989), mechanical engineering student Barbara Daigneault (1967–1989), mechanical engineering student Anne-Marie Edward (1968–1989), chemical engineering student Maud Haviernick (1960–1989), materials engineering student Maryse Laganière (1964–1989), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department Maryse Leclair (1966–1989), …

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Important Notice Regarding The Potential One-Day OSSTF Strike

There is potential strike action that will impact our service users at our Ryerson child care centre. If a deal is not reached at the bargaining table, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) will be on a one-day strike Wednesday December 4. As OSSTF represents a large number of education workers, this means that public …

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Madiha is sitting on pillows, smiling. She's wearing a hijab and sunglasses on her heard.

Why Girls?

Today is International Day of the Girl, and we saw no better way to acknowledge it than by hosting a guest blog by one of our participants, Madiha Syed. She’s been a part of The W, our programming space for a long time. Madiha (she/her) is a young spoken word artist. She is a bubbly …

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Meet Janice Jo Lee, Equal Are We Keynote

Janice Jo Lee (she/her), aka Sing Hey, is a Korean-Canadian artist from Kitchener, on Haldimand Tract treaty territory. She is a nationally-touring folk singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, spoken word poet, playwright-actor, and educator. She is passionate about building flourishing communities based in justice and joy through art. On stage, Janice is known for being disarmingly hilarious, off-the-cuff …

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Meet Dr. Eden Hennessey, Equal Are We Keynote Speaker

Dr. Eden Hennessey is a social psychologist who researches and mobilizes knowledge related to diversity promotion and discrimination reduction. Her most recent work assesses the consequences of confronting gender bias in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Eden advocates for equity and inclusion on university campuses, and combines arts with data to impact world-wide audiences. …

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YWCA KW and YWCA Cambridge staff along with the Region's MPs on the day the Status of Women funding was announced at the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) in Kitchener in April.

Feminist Shift, Coalition Led By YW Kitchener-Waterloo And YWCA Cambridge, Launches With Region-Wide All-Candidates Survey

WATERLOO REGION, Ontario – The Feminist Shift, a coalition led by YW Kitchener-Waterloo and YWCA Cambridge, officially launched today with an all-candidates survey focusing on gender-based issues in Waterloo Region. The survey, presented to all federal election candidates throughout Waterloo Region was a collaboration among YW Kitchener-Waterloo, YWCA Cambridge, Coalition of Muslim Women, Sexual Assault …

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