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Queen’s celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated this year on Sunday, March 8.

To mark the event, Queen’s University and the Gazette would like to highlight some of the key women, accomplishments, and events that helped make a difference from the past year.


Jane Philpott named Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University
Accomplished physician, educator, and politician will assume the role in July 2020.

Queen’s Indigenous health researcher named Indspire Award winner
Assistant professor Karen Lawford honoured for outstanding career achievements in health.

Boosting women-led tech companies in Kingston and region
Queen’s University and L-SPARK launch acceleration program for Kingston-area technology businesses run by women.

Mary Wilson Trider appointed next Queen's Board of Trustees chair
Experienced healthcare executive begins four-year term on June 1, 2020.

Nine alumnae among Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women
Queen’s graduates honoured for being exceptional leaders and making a difference in fields such as finance, insurance, military, and manufacturing.

New clinic director to cultivate business law partnerships
Tomi Adebiyi aims to enhance clinic's reputation for providing exceptional legal services to small businesses, non-profit organizations, and the growing innovation sector.

Ensuring fairness at Queen’s
Changes to the Office of the University Ombudsperson are making guidance on policies and procedures more easily available for students, faculty, and staff.

Celebrating inspiring women
The Ban Righ Foundation honours a faculty member and a local community builder.

Leaders in their fields garner competitive research chairs
Three new Canada Research Chairs emphasize commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Queen’s researcher in precision medicine receives international honour
School of Computing's Parvin Mousavi receives the IEEE Canada C.C. Gotlieb Computer Award for her contributions to machine learning.