Queen’s celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day – March 8 – is an opportunity to recognize women’s achievements in our community and around the world. It is also a time to take measure of the ongoing efforts to achieve equity for women.

As Queen’s University and the Faculty of Arts and Science marks International Women’s Day, the Gazette takes a look back at some of the key accomplishments, events, and women – mentors and role models, visionaries and trailblazers, leaders and supporters, faculty, students and staff – who have helped make a difference over the past 12 months.

Of particular note is Nancy van Deusen (History), Cathleen Crudden (Chemistry), and Amy Latimer-Cheung (Kinesiology and Health Studies) being elected to the Royal Society of Canada.


Queen’s University announces five new Canada Research Chairs
New chairs have wide-ranging expertise in research – from glaciers to youth in Africa.

Four professors receive one of the highest Canadian academic honours
Royal Society of Canada elects two Queen’s University researchers as Fellows, and two to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Threatened artist and academic creates new life for her family
Queen’s Scholars at Risk committee works to welcome first Artist Protection Fund Fellow.

Helping leaders make public health decisions during COVID-19
Queen’s researcher Dongmei Chen and collaborators receive federal funding to explore how the social dynamics of coronavirus transmission impact decision making.

Striving for diverse leadership
With strong support by its Board of Trustees, Queen’s becomes early adopter of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge to achieve gender parity and increased diversity at leadership level.

The story was originally published in The Gazette.