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Celebrating International Womens Day at OVC

International Women's Day 2021Jessica Joshua, PhD candidate, International Women's Day 2021How will you #ChooseToChallenge on International Women’s Day?

Celebrated annually on March 8, International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call for action to accelerate gender parity.

Joanne Hewson, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, International Women's Day 2021This year’s global theme is #ChooseToChallenge.

Celebrate with us as we, in partnership with the Office of Research, the University of Guelph One Health Insititute and the Centre for Public Health and Zoonosis, celebrate women in research and science at the University of Guelph.

International Women's Day 2021Join the conversation by posting your words of wisdom or celebrate a mentor on our Kudoboard and see what others at OVC are sharing.

Follow OVC Twitter and Instagram throughout the day (@OntVetCollege) for inspirational notes from OVC faculty and students.

Share your International Women’s Day experiences on social media with hashtags #IWD20121


At the U of G, there are a number of activities planned throughout the week for students, faculty and staff. Find out more on the University of Guelph website.

Download your own UofG filter and, share you quote for why you love working in science, words of wisdom for others or celebrate a mentor tag @ontvetcollege

It is easy:

1) Download filters here and save them to you phones on your phone.

2) Open you Instagram Story

3) Upload the photo of you of the mentor you are celebrating, leave this window open and go back to phone photos

4) Find the filter you want, select it and then select copy

5) Go back to your Instagram story and paste in filter. Resize filter to cover photo and you are done

6) Add your name and repeat with Quote filter.

Still have questions? See demo here: