The Canada-India Centre for Excellence celebrated International Women’s Day 2017 with “Gender and Empowerment 2.0,” an engaging panel attended by Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED).

Event moderator Pauline Rankin, associate vice-president (Research and International) noted that 2017 marks the 108th year of celebrating International Women’s Day. The recent news that Iceland will be the first country to require proof of equal pay is encouraging, she said, “but it’s 108 years later and we are still talking about these issues.”

She asked the panel to speak about gender empowerment in their field and what actions must be taken to catalyze change.

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