Vanier College International Women’s Week, March 6-10, 2017: Reclaiming Spaces

One again this year, Vanier College is celebrating International Women’s Week with a program of guest speakers, films, documentaries, expert panels and a number of special events that address sexism, racism, classism, homo- and trans-phobia, among other themes. From March 6th to the 10th, speakers who tackle politics and activism from challenging and refreshing perspectives […]

Vanier College Student Initiates Effort to Help Young Women in Malawi

Vanier College student Alexandra Mota has launched an initiative to help promote adolescent girls’ school attendance and performance in Malawi. Alexandra will be travelling to Malawi next March as part of a project to supply several hundred women between the ages of 13 and 17 with washable feminine hygiene pads in collaboration with Lunapads, a […]

Vanier College Celebrates Women in Science

The Environment will be the focus when Vanier College celebrates Women in Science October 13-15, 2015. For the third year in a row, Vanier College has selected three days to look at the research being carried out by leading women scientists from Montreal universities who will share their personal experiences as women in science and […]

International Women’s Week: 36 Years at Vanier College March 2nd – 6th, 2015

Elizabeth May, MP representing Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada will be the keynote speaker at the 36th edition of International Women’s Week at Vanier College, organized by the Vanier College Women’s Studies program.  Elizabeth May will speak on Tuesday, March 3rd, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the Vanier Auditorium. […]

Ceremony to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Polytechnique tragedy: Joining hands to protest violence against women

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the tragedy at the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989, Collège Vanier, in partnership with the Cégep de Saint-Laurent and the Borough of Saint-Laurent, invited students and members of the community to form a human chain in a gesture of solidarity for women who are the victims of violence in […]

Vanier College celebrates its 35th International Women’s Week

Sex workers, intersexuality, women in sports, women in veils, women in engineering – they are all up for discussion during the 35th annual Vanier College International Women’s Week, from March 3 to 7, 2014.  Every day offers fascinating guest speakers, films, discussions and presentations. Tattoo artists will share their experiences as women tattoo artists; a […]

Eight leading researchers join Vanier College to celebrate Women in Science

Aiming to celebrate Women in Science and encourage female students to consider a research career, Vanier College is hosting a remarkable line-up of eight scientific speakers on Thursday, October 17, 2013.  The guest speakers, who are all leading scientists in their respective fields, will talk about their work and the challenges they may have faced […]

Vanier students learn about the lives of women in Nicaragua

Working in farm fields, cooking on a wood burning clay stove, washing clothes on rocks in the local rio (river), was just part of daily life when seven Vanier College students and two teachers went to the village of Los Jobitos, Nicaragua in January. For three weeks they shared in village life and stayed with […]


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