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International Women's Day

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 (on Zoom)


Two sessions: 8:30-10:00am and 11:00am-1:00pm


Join the BCIT Learning & Teaching Centre and the BCIT Library for our third International Women’s Day celebration!

BCIT’s 2022 IWD celebration will feature two Zoom events.

ASL interpretation will be provided, courtesy of Diversity Circles

The morning event will feature music and a panel of women from BC and around the world. The topic of discussion will be what Truth and Reconciliation looks like in other countries, e.g., in South Africa and for the Sámi people of northern Europe.

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. PST (16:30–18:00 GMT)

Moderator: Cathy Griffin

Welcome: Elder Carleen Thomas, Tsleil-Wautuh Nation  8:30 – 8:45 am

International Panel: 8:45 am – 9:15 am

Panel Discussion, with Q&A.

Liisa Holmberg, Norway

Rose Mazibuko, South Africa

Welcome & interview video: Grandmother Doreen Spence, Cree Elder  9:15 am – 10:00 am

Closing: Andrea Harvey, SOHS, an Indigenous Project Lead at BCIT


To register for the morning IWD event, click here

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The mid-day event will feature music and a panel of BCIT Instructors sharing their experiences Indigenizing their curriculum. 

Kathy Kinloch will deliver some remarks on what will be her final IWD as BCIT president. 


11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. PST (19:00–21:00 GMT)

Moderator: Wafaa Barakat

Music interlude: DJ Lane  11:00 am – 11:30 am

Welcome: Kathy Kinloch  11:30 am -- 11.40

Speaker: Karen Joseph, CEO of Reconciliation Canada  11:40 am -- 12.00

Panel: BCIT Instructors, with Q&A   12:00 am -- 1.00 pm

Chelsea Barron, School of Energy

Julia Alards-Tomalin, Renewable Resources

Julie Nolin, COMM

Sanja Boskovic, Aerospace


To register for the mid-day IWD event, click here 

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