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HeforShe at U of G with Olympic Soccer Star Diana Matheson

March 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, March 22nd and celebrate the strength and resilience of our community. The evening will include a keynote speaker and presentations of scholarship and award winners. Two-time Olympic bronze medalist & former professional soccer player Diana Matheson will keynote UofG’s annual HeForShe gender equity event. Matheson, perhaps best known for scoring the game-winning goal in the bronze medal match in the 2012 London Olympic Games, is also the co-founder of Project 8, an initiative to help launch Canada’s first women’s professional soccer league. During her keynote, Matheson will discuss the gender equity challenges that women athletes face in professional sports. A timely topic as Canada’s women’s soccer team is currently protesting their pay in comparison to the men’s national team. Hosted by U of G’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics (Lang), School of Engineering and Gryphon Football, the annual HeForShe event also includes a community impact award, which recognizes a local business’s efforts to improve gender equality, and scholarships for students to recognize their leadership. The doors open for the event at 6:30PM, which formally begins at 7:00PM. Registration and tickets for the event are free but limited.

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