Women in Politics: The Road to Equal Representation


Women in Politics: The Road to Equal Representation
Panelists will share their lived experiences and journeys as women in politics and discuss the importance of women’s representation.
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Seats are limited. Register now!

When: Friday, October 11th. From 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: xʷθəθiqətəm (Place of Many Trees)
1st floor, Liu Institute for Global Issues (6476 NW Marine Dr.)

Light refreshments and food provided.

About this Event

The University of British Columbia is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the ən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam people.

Join us for a lively discussion on women’s representation in Canada in two aspects: electoral politics and Political Science academia.

There will be two panels:

Academics
● Dr. Eline de Rooij, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University
● Sarah Munawar, Instructor, Columbia College
● Dr. Claire Peacock, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University and the University of Laval
● Bella Aung, M.A. Candidate, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, Daughters of the Vote 2019 Delegate – Burnaby North – Seymour Federal Riding
● Moderator: Lydia Tang, B.A., Department of History, Simon Fraser University, Daughters of the Vote 2019 Delegate – Vancouver South Federal Riding

Elected officials
● Councillor Rebecca Bligh, Vancouver
● Councillor Melissa De Genova, Vancouver
● Councillor Lisa Dominato, Vancouver
● Joyce Murray, Liberal Candidate for Vancouver Quadra
● Councillor Nadine Nakagawa, New Westminster
● Councillor Jean Swanson, Vancouver
● Moderator: Lydia Tang, B.A., Department of History, Simon Fraser University, Daughters of the Vote 2019 Delegate – Vancouver South Federal Riding

All panels will be followed by a Q&A session for panelists to engage with the audience.

This evening hopes to contribute to a better understanding of women’s representation in Canadian politics and open up discussion on how we can achieve equality in this field. The audience will learn more about the challenges our panelists faced and are facing as women in politics and how they overcame these struggles.

This event is proudly sponsored by UBC’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), and the Department of Political Science.

We invite folks from all walks of life, especially those who identify as women, femmes, and non-binary.

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