Current Co-Chairs of Committee
This website has been established by members of the McGill Senate Subcommittee on Women as a resource site for women at McGill, both new arrivals and established faculty, staff and students.
SSCOW Information leaflet can be read or downloaded from here.
Upcoming events, announcements, and important dates
- Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium - WISEMS: Oct. 12th and 13th at the Redpath Museum Auditorium (free entrance)
- Loretta Ross on Race, Rape Culture, & Reproductive Justice (Sept. 27th): The 2110 Center for Gender Advocacy in conjunction with the Reproductive Justice League and the Sexual Assault Centre campaign are proud to have Loretta Ross as a special guest speaker as part of the Another Word for Gender event series (Sept 20-Oct 4) at the 2110 Center: 1500 de Maisonneuve West #404, Montreal.
- New information on the Gender Gap from the World Economic Forum: Corporate Gender Gap
- Why women leave academia and why universities should be worried (Posted on: Higher Education Network, The Guardian, 24 May 2012)
The first women students at McGill were nicknamed the ‘Donaldas’, in recognition of the businessman Donald Smith, Lord Strathcona, whose financial generosity made it possible, in 1884, to overcome the resistance of McGill administrators. In 1898, Lord Strathcona again contributed to the promotion of education for women. He was also the main donor for Royal Victoria College, which was at once a residence, a teaching institution and an intellectual centre for women at the university. [Thanks to McCord Museum for permission to reprint this photo]
For more on the mandate of SSCOW see ‘Senate Subcommittee on Women’