Fri., Mar. 12 | Online - Zoom (link sent upon registration)

International Women's Day Panel

JOIN US to celebrate women's leadership in health, network with our panel of distinguished leaders in the field and learn about how YOU can start changing the existing inequities in this gendered field! Brought to you by Empowering Women In Health x Global Peer Program
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International Women's Day Panel

Time & Location

Mar. 12, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Online - Zoom (link sent upon registration)

About the Event

On March 12th, from 11am-1pm, join our International Women's Day Panel - an event by leaders, for leaders. And YOU are invited!

JOIN US to celebrate women's leadership in health, network with our panel of distinguished leaders in the field, and learn about how YOU can start changing the existing inequities in this gendered field! This event is open to ALL students from ALL majors at ALL levels.  What does it mean to be a "leader in health"? How can you break societal barriers and mobilize your own power? Why is equitable representation in health leadership so critical? The event will include discussions around these exciting topics, interactive games and activities, and amazing prizes to be won!!!

Keynote: A Primer for Students: Becoming and Being a Leader in Health

Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell - PhD. Associate Vice-President Research, York University. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia. As a health scientist, her research is funded by all three federal research agencies and focuses on understanding the development of young children’s pain responses (biological and behavioural), in the context of their caregivers.

Distinguished Panelists:

Dr. Nadia Prendergast - RN, PhD. Assistant Professor in York University's Faculty of Health, School of Nursing. She completed her master’s and PhD degrees in Education and Women’s Studies from the University of Toronto, where her area of research focused on the experiences of internationally educated nurses of colour working within Canada’s multiculturalism practices. Dr. Prendergast's areas of interests reside in primary health care, community development, women’s health and equity studies.

Dr. Farah Ahmad - MBBS, MPH, PhD. Associate Professor in York University's Faculty of Health - School of Health Policy & Management. After completing a Bachelors in Medicine, she went on to get a Masters in International Health from Harvard University and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Toronto. Dr. Farah Ahmad is a health service researcher with a focus on primary care settings, psychosocial health, vulnerable communities and eHealth innovations.

Dr. Ruth Rodney - RN, PhD. Assistant Professor in York University's Faculty of Health, School of Nursing.  She completed her Masters in Global Health Management at McMaster University, and her PhD degree in Nursing and Global Health as part of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Collaborative doctoral program from the University of Toronto. Her focus is on on understanding health through social, political, economic, and historical realms, with the desire to eliminate health disparities caused by various forms of discrimination.

This event is brought to you by Empowering Women In Health , a project supported by the Agents of Change Program at Calumet and Stong Colleges, and York International's Global Peer program.

Schedule


  • 15 minutes

    Introducing EWIH and Global Peer


  • 15 minutes

    Keynote Speaker: “A Primer for Becoming and Being A Leader in Health”

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