March 5, 2019
For Immediate Release
Waterloo – International Women’s Day is Friday, March 8. Wilfrid Laurier University experts are available to speak about women’s achievements, feminist activism, gender equality and related issues.
Josephine McMurray, associate professor in the Business Technology Management and Health Studies programs at Laurier’s Brantford campus, is an expert on women entrepreneurs and regional innovation systems, particularly in health-related fields. Contact: email@example.com or 519.242.7477 (mobile).
Ivona Hideg, assistant professor of organizational behaviour and human resource management at Laurier’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, is an expert on gender equality and diversity in the workplace and how prejudiced attitudes may undermine equality. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.884.0710 x4414.
Helen Ramirez, instructor in Laurier’s Women and Gender Studies program, researches the status of women in Canada and why women continue to experience marginality in paid and unpaid work. Contact: email@example.com.
Tarah Brookfield, associate professor in the departments of History and Youth and Children’s Studies at Laurier’s Brantford campus, is an expert on the history of women’s suffrage in Ontario, as well as the history of Canadian women’s political activism and child welfare work, particularly during the First World War, Second World War and Cold War. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.756.8228 x5792.
Maria DiCenzo, professor in Laurier’s Department of English and Film Studies, is a feminist media historian. She is available to comment on the historical dimensions to current women's rights issues. DiCenzo’s research focuses on early women's movements, both before and after the First World War, with a special focus on the suffrage campaign in Britain. Contact: email@example.com.
Shohini Ghose, professor of physics, is an expert on quantum communication and director of Laurier’s Centre for Women in Science. An advocate for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, she has spoken extensively about equity, diversity and inclusion in science. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.884.0710 x2891.
Allison McDonald, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of Biology, is an expert in bioenergetics. She is available to comment on issues facing women and people with disabilities in science, as well as science communication. Contact: email@example.com or 519.884.0710 x4180.
Ginette Lafrenière, associate professor in Laurier’s Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, director of Laurier’s Social Innovation Research Group and director of the Manulife Centre for Community Health Research, is an expert on women and community development, as well as gendered-violence. Contact: (519) 884-1970 x5237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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