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New Scholarship Fund agreement

UWCNY and York University have agreed to extend the terms of our club’s funding. “Between this academic year and 2028-29, UWCNY has pledged to donate a total of $84,500 to support eight different student awards for women in various disciplines.”

Read more here.


CANCELLATION Book Sale March 2020

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This event is cancelled until further notice

The UWCNY Annual Book Sale to benefit the UWCNY Scholarship Fund will be held at the March 30 General Meeting starting at 7pm. NOTE EARLY START TIME.

Please bring your books at 6:45.

We will be following ‘Jill’s rules so please bring your recent, less than 5 or 6 years old, gently used books on March 30. We sell them for $5 each, so they must be in good condition. As Jill would say, this is not the time to clear out your basement of old thrillers and romance novels.”

Check your bookshelves and help support our Scholarship Fund.

Recap February Speaker

February 24, 2020 7:30 pm.

The Ward

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Our February speaker was John Lorinc, who has co-edited two books on The Ward, Toronto’s first suburb. Within a few decades of its beginning The Ward was a highly dense neighbourhood populated by a variety of immigrants from different countries. This area was known for derelict shanties and bad plumbing, but there were local churches, stores, and theatres too. The Ward is also known for being home to Canada’s first large, supervised playground.


with thanks to club member SG

SOLD OUT! International Women’s Day Lunch

The University Women’s Clubs of Ontario Central
invite you to a luncheon
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020


head shot of womanJanice Gross Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and was the Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto (serving from 1998 to the end of 2014).  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.  Her most recent publications include Networks of Knowledge:  Innovation in International Learning (2000); The Cult of Efficiency (2001); and Street Protests and Fantasy Parks (2001).  She is a contributor to Canada by Picasso (2006) and the co-author of The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar (2007). She was the Massey lecturer in 2001 and a Trudeau Fellow. She was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for an outstanding contribution by a social scientist to public debate.  She is an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She has been awarded Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Alberta, the University of Cape Breton, McMaster University, and Hebrew University.

Tuesday March 10, 2020
11:30 am. – 3 pm.
University of Toronto Faculty Club
41 Willcocks, Toronto, Ontario

Tickets: $50.00 each
Cheques payable to “CFUW Special Event”
Choose chicken, salmon, vegetarian or GF entree
Helen-Sue Gorman will have tickets for sale at the January meeting

Recap January Speaker

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Our January speaker was Dr. Najma Ahmed, a busy trauma surgeon as well as an active member of Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns (CDPG). She was one of the doctors who treated the injured from the Danforth shootings in 2018.

Dr Ahmed believes a doctor’s role should include being an advocate for a healthier community, and she praised our club’s Gender-based Violence committee. The CDPG (which Dr Ahmed helped found) has had strong opposition from the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights.

The audience learned there are more suicides by guns than homicides and that women are predominately killed by guns. Sadly Canada has one of the world’s highest suicide and murder rates by guns.

with thanks to club member S.G.

Recap November Speaker

November 25, 2019

Journalism Today


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In November an enthusiastic crowd of members and guests attended a discussion by Steve Paikin. Topic: the current business models of journalism today. He discussed the massive destructive changes that are happening in media. Legacy media (the old models of publishing and broadcasting) are currently in a precarious position due to other outlets promoting fake news.

To stop the spread of fake news he suggested the following:

  • Stop sharing dubious Facebook stories.
  • Support journalist that you trust.


with thanks to member J W-R