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Gender in Canada: Are we really making progress?

Event #1240
Gender in Canada: Are we really making progress?

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

12:15 - 13:15
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Riddell Centre - RC 170 University Theatre

Big Thinking
Who can attend: 
General public
This open event is hosted by: 
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Women remain sorely under-represented in Canadian politics and public life. Research indicates a myriad of reasons why they are less likely to choose, and be successful in, a career exposing them to the public eye. How do we think of women’s leadership in politics? Is a gender lens an effective approach? Where are we now, compared to three years ago in our last federal election? Join Antonia Maioni in an interview that will challenge your thinking when looking at how Canada fares when addressing ‘women’s issues’ and why that is the case. A compelling and equally provocative perspective on what needs to change and how a gender debate relates to other issues in our country.  
Antonia Maioni is well-known in the fields of Canadian and comparative politics and health policy. A Professor in the Department of Political Science and in the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University, and formerly the President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, she has dedicated her career to both scholarly efforts and public engagement. Besides having served as a board member with organizations such as the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, the Institute for Research on Public Policy and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Maioni has also sought to provide a public education and knowledge dissemination function as a frequent national media commentator, and remains active in mentorship for the next generation of leaders.


Simultaneous interpretation available.