International Women's Day

International Women's Day


UTSC Athletics & Recreation invites you to an International Women’s Day panel discussion, Redefining Success and Breaking Down Barriers.

We are excited to host a conversation with inspiring women that have broken down barriers and created inclusive spaces for themselves and their communities. During this dialogue, we will get real about the challenges of being a woman in male-dominated spaces, and offer tools for navigating them.  We will also be presenting our International Women’s Day campaign that will share messages that empower and affirm women, and people of all genders, to define health and wellness for themselves, and create a culture of support where everyone is encouraged to reach their personal wellness goals.  Each of our posters is tied to a specific action that we believe contributes to greater inclusion and equity in our communities.

Date:  Thursday, March 7, 2019
Location:  Instructional Centre, Atrium
Time: 11:45 AM

Redefining Success and Breaking Down Barriers panelists:
Quazance Boissoneau
An Anishinaabekwe from Garden River First Nation, Quazance is the Aboriginal Liaison Officer at Humber College. She is a graduate of Carleton University’s Public Policy and Administration post-graduate diploma program, specializing in Indigenous Public Policy & Administration. A former varsity athlete, she is passionate about Indigenous health and wellness. Her emphasis is on advancing indigenous youth through sport and education. In her work she strives to promote balanced life styles for Indigenous people living in two-worlds.

Alicia Brown
Alicia is a Canadian track and field athlete competing in sprint events, predominantly the 400m event. In July 2016, she was officially named to Canada's Olympic team. Alicia is a Personal Trainer, and University of Toronto alum, who is committed to helping people create positive change in their lives through fitness.

Ashley McGhee
Ashley is a former professional soccer player and youth soccer coach in Toronto. She is an Education and Training Specialist at The 519 Church Street Community Centre and was instrumental in the 2015 Pride House Toronto initiatives in support of LGBTQ+ inclusion at the Pan Am Games.

Ramona Seupersad
Ramona is passionate about inclusion and accessibility in sport and fitness. She has been a strong advocate and primary organizer of women's fitness initiatives at UTSC. She has created programs that seek to engage students from all fitness levels and ensure everyone has an entry point into physical activity

Leon Tsai
Leon is a proud Taiwanese Transgender Woman, a LGBTQ+ Advocate/Storyteller, and a Poet/Spoken Word Artist. She started her Human Rights Activism back in high school, and hopes to continue working with schools and institutions to spread awareness and practices of Equity and Inclusion. Now currently enrolled at University of Toronto Scarborough, Leon is a student majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies as well as minoring in Creative Writing: Poetry. She also serves as a dedicated and passionate student leader working at the UTSC Women's and Trans Centre.

Please contact Natalie Elisha, Equity Outreach Coordinator, with any accessibility needs, comments or questions