Defending the Rights of Indigenous Children in Canada: An Interview with Professor Cindy Blackstock

Published Monday, September 04, 2017

Sarah M Mah, Kateryna Gordiychuk



Professor Cindy Blackstock

We had the privilege of sitting down with Cindy Blackstock to talk about her work defending the rights of Indigenous children, and her experiences as an Indigenous woman leader. Dr. Blackstock is a professor at the McGill School of Social ...

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In response to the CBC’s “As Grand Prix approaches, Montreal hotels vigilant about sexual exploitation” (June 6th, 2017)

Published Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Alexandra Yiannoutsos

July 10th, 2017


Grand Prix weekend in Montreal is coming up with many people visiting the city to engage in the festivities. Hotels around the city are gearing up to handle the influx of visitors, but the excitement of the weekend is curbed by apprehension about sexual ...

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One Week at the United Nations, and Some Observations about Women’s Equality

Published Saturday, June 03, 2017

Alexandra Yiannoutsos
June 5th, 2017


The United Nations Commission on Social Development is a conference in its 55th year at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The goal of this annual conference is to foster dialogue about development goals between ambassadors representing member states, non-governmental organizations, students ...

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Conversations on International Women's Day: A Walking Tour on Campus

Published Monday, March 20, 2017

Kateryna Gordiychuk, Sarah M Mah


March 8th is dedicated to International Women's Day - a day to celebrate the gains women have made, and to remind us of the work that still lies ahead of us in achieving equality.


We took a walk on McGill's downtown campus to get a ...

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McGill Students to host Women’s Health Awareness Day on March 18th, 2017

Published Thursday, March 02, 2017

In our mission to talk about women’s equality and achievements on campus, Independent Women for Equality McGill also aims to promote women-centered events initiated by McGill students.


Students from Medlife McGill are hosting Women’s Health Awareness Day on March 18th, 2017. The event will be held at McGill’s New ...

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Reflections from Women’s March on Washington in Ottawa

Published Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Kateryna Gordiychuk
January 21st, 2017


A picture is worth a thousand words. An audio segment painting a picture of the Women’s March - a million. The short four segments that follow will immerse you into the atmosphere of Ottawa’s crowd on a Saturday afternoon in late January, when women and ...

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Women Refuse to Let McGill Student Associations Off the Hook for Sexual Assault: A Statement from the Independent Women for Equality McGill

Published Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sarah M Mah, Kateryna Gordiychuk, Alexandra Yiannoutsos


The McGill community is appalled and angry to hear about the recent allegations of sexual assault on the part of the VP External for the Student’s Society of McGill University (SSMU), David Aird on February 22th, 2017 in the McGill Daily from ...

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McGill's Self Defense Course for Women: Still Relevant, Still Valuable

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Kateryna Gordiychuk, Sarah M Mah, Camylle Lanteigne


The question of women’s safety, with the well-known reports of sexual assault and harassment on campus, has sparked interest in the existing resources for women - including the popular self-defense course offered by McGill Security Services, the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class. Recently ...

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On McGill’s New Policy Against Sexual Violence: A Renewed Commitment to End Violence Against Women

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sarah M Mah, Alexandra Yiannoutsos, and Kateryna Gordiychuk


On December 6, 1989, a lone gunman walked into a class of engineering students at École Polytechnique, separated the men from the women, and killed 14 women. The event would eventually come to be known as the Montreal Massacre. Among other details ...

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