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Shoebox Project

This is our fourth year preparing shoeboxes filled with small gifts; these are distributed to local shelters and other agencies and are very much appreciated. You can bring your completed shoeboxes to the November meeting.

Want more information? Please go to the Shoebox Project  website or see our September newsletter in the Members Only section.

 

Welcome Party

New members

Please join us at our “Getting to Know Us” party. The party will be on Monday November  26  at 6:30 p.m. just before our November General Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

 

Recap – October Speaker

RECAP

Marisa Sterling is the first Assistant Dean, Inclusivity and Diversity, at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering. Currently only 25 percent of undergrad engineering students are female. Marisa’s mission is to make Lassonde School the first engineering school in Canada to reach gender parity.

“Gender diversity drives innovation because there is access to more talent,” Marisa said. “There is a financial payoff. When women are on boards, it has been found that there is a 26 percent increase in return on investment.”

How can we encourage more females to choose engineering? Marisa said scholarships for female STEM students help, including UWCNY’s. And further support is provided at the Lassonde School; Marisa instigated a project where first year female students are mentored by upper year ones.

with thanks to the club archivist.

Festive Luncheon

Come join us to celebrate the holiday season on Wednesday December 12th, 2018 11:30 am. The Donalda Club, 17 Bushberry Dr, Toronto.

Our singer will be Doug Goodeve, who will entertain us after the buffet luncheon.

Tickets will be sold at our October and November general meetings. You can also contact the Interest Group Convenor or the Social Co-Convenor for more information.

Cost: $57.00 (non-refundable) Cheques to be made out to UWCNY Festive Luncheon

Hope to see you there

New Members Award

Congratulations are extended to the University Women’s Club of North York for being one of only four clubs across Canada to receive the New Members Award announced at the National CFUW Annual General Meeting in June. Kudos are extended to our Membership Convenor and the Membership team. UWCNY welcomed 25 new members last year.

RECAP September Speaker

Regent, Regnant or plain bossy: How Royal Women wielded power in ancient Egypt

Men were on the throne in ancient Egypt but women wielded considerable power, of great significance since Egypt was the centre of the ancient world. Our speaker, Zoe McQuinn, pointed out that women derived their power through being the mother, wife, sister and/or daughter of a pharaoh.

The wives and concubines would scheme against one another to have their son succeed to the throne; thus they could exercise power by becoming regent until their son’s majority. And they weren’t above committing murder to get their own way.

Zoe illustrated her talk with a slide show of photos of the original stone work containing the hieroglyphics as well as more detailed drawings of the hieroglyphics.

with thanks to our club Archivist