Celebrating International Women’s Day

05 Mar 2024

Friday, March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality.

“On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the resilience, strength, and achievements of women at Mount Allison and globally,” says Dr. Robert MacKinnon, Interim President and Vice Chancellor. "Much of Mount Allison’s success is owed to strong women in academia and we are proud to celebrate them today and every day!” 

This year’s theme, Inspire Inclusion, encourages others to understand and value women’s inclusion, fostering a more inclusive world. When women themselves are inspired to be included, there is a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.

There are events and activities organized to celebrate International Women’s Day by groups and departments on campus, we welcome you to participate and contribute to support, uplift and empower women.  

International Women’s Day events and activities

Gender Equity: International Women’s Day 

Thursday, March 7 | 2–3:30 p.m. | WMSC 125 

March is the month where we commemorate both International Women's Day and Transgender Day of Visibility. In our efforts to commemorate these days, let's talk about gender equity from different perspectives. We will look back on how far we have come, discuss the obstacles that we are still facing, and reflect on where we go from here. This is an intermediate level webinar, featuring a discussion on gender equity from different perspectives. 

International Women's Day Photos
This year’s theme is #InspireInclusion and we want to show the vibrant and diverse community of talent we have at Mount Allison! On March 8, please take a moment to post a picture of yourself on Instagram (a selfie or group shot) making a heart symbol with your hands for this year's theme. Tag @MountAllison on Instagram for a repost!

Dunn EDI International Women’s Day
Friday, March 8 | 2:30–5 p.m. | Sir James Dunn Wu Centre
To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Dunn Building EDI committee will be showing the film “Picture a Scientist.” 

Do you have an upcoming International Women’s Day event? Tag @MountAllison on Instagram and share it to 

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