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Women's History Month events

The theme for Women's History Month this year is "Her Story, Our Story: Celebrating Canadian Women". This theme highlights the outstanding achievements of women who have shaped the nation as innovators and activists for social change. 

Exhibit of Women Inventors

This exhibit will showcase the untold stories of women who faced challenges in developing and securing their inventions.



Exhibit locations and times



  • October 1 to 9
 — Newnham Campus
 Library lobby


  • October 9 to 16 — 
Seneca@York Campus
Learning Commons hallway


  • October 16 to 23 — 
Markham Campus
 Atrium


  • November 2 to 6 
 — King Campus
 Main lobby



The exhibit is presented by Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Office and the Faculty of Continuing Education.



White Ribbon Campaign

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity and a new vision of masculinity. Wearing a white ribbon is a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.

On Tuesday Oct. 6, stop by at the White Ribbon information desk outside Newnham Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to get your white ribbon and learn more on how you can make a difference.

Talk about Sistering

Thursday, Oct. 8 in Room A1531A at 2 p.m.

Sistering is a Toronto-based organization providing support and training in pottery-making and textiles to homeless and unemployed women. A display and sale of these products to support the women of Sistering will take place after the talk.




October is Women's History Month in Canada. It is a time for Canadians to celebrate the achievements of women and girls as trailblazers throughout our history. It is also an opportunity for Canadians to learn about the important contributions of women and girls over time to our society and quality of life.