Tag: Gender

McGill alumnus Sally Armstrong returns to McGill for Massey Lecture

Content Warning: mentions of sexual assault   World-renowned journalist, celebrated author, and human rights activist Sally Armstrong presented  “The Mating Game,” the second installment of her Massey Lecture series, at McGill’s Max Bell School of Public Policy on Oct. 24. Armstrong was appointed CBC’s Massey Lecturer of 2019, a prestigious […]

Women in STEM and men in the arts: Gender roles in academia

The regrettable lack of women studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in post-secondary education is well-documented. Efforts to minimize this gender imbalance are widespread, and include initiatives such as Girls Who Code and a UNESCO publication investigating its root causes. However, similarly concerning, yet often overlooked, are rising gender […]

Trudeau’s Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues hosted by Liberal McGill

On Feb.10, Liberal McGill welcomed Member of Parliament (MP) Randy Boissonnault to Gerts bar for a conversation with McGill students. Boissonnault serves as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appointed special advisor on issues pertaining to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirited (LGBTQ2) community and is the first to serve […]

McGill Senate releases report on systemic discrimination

The McGill Senate Ad Hoc Working Group on Systemic Discrimination released a report  on Nov. 16 describing discriminatory practices towards female, minority, and indigenous faculty members. After surveying 374 tenure-track and tenured professors, the working group found evidence of systemic discrimination at McGill. Issues raised include frustration towards the McGill […]