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 Residence Hall, featuring “experts, including medical doctors, professionals and PhDs in a variety of fields, who will be leading plenary sessions on specific topics in women’s health.” The goal of the event is to provide health information and promotion to women in Montreal.


In conversation with us, Candice Taguibao told us a little more about the event. “We wanted to hone in on women’s health issues because we realize that women are foundations in our society, and when they are empowered, society is healthier and able to progress. So, we wanted to focus especially on women’s health because Medlife is a global health organization, so we wanted to take women’s health issues in that perspective.”


Women face major health challenges today, given the state of violence against women and women's inequality in the world. “We wanted to promote solidarity in the community in a very divisive world,” says Candice. Their hope is to continue the discussion of health and self-care among women by way of an annual event.

“Hopefully, our event will bring women together...we’re all here to promote our health together and uplift each other. That’s really the goal of this event - it’s to get women together and talk about health.”