Media Releases

International Women’s Day

February 11, 2014

The fol­low­ing is a list of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to experts who can com­ment on a vari­ety of issues relat­ed to Inter­na­tion­al Women’s Day.


Wom­en’s health and men­tal health
Wom­en’s health pol­i­cy

Don­na Stew­art
Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­fes­sor; Direc­tor, Wom­en’s Health
St.George Cam­pus
Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try
Depart­ment of Med­i­cine
Depart­ment of Obstet­rics and Gynae­col­o­gy
Office: 416–340-3846
Home: 416–924-1779

Women in uni­ver­si­ty sport

Beth Ali
Direc­tor of Inter­col­le­giate and High Per­for­mance Sport, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
St.George Cam­pus
Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion
Office: 416–978-7379

Inter­col­le­giate bas­ket­ball

Women in bas­ket­ball

Michele Belanger
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Var­si­ty Blues Women’s Bas­ket­ball Head Coach
St.George Cam­pus
Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion
Office: 416–978-7359

Emo­tion and pop­u­lar cul­ture (esp. gen­der, sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion, and race in pop­u­lar cul­ture) Media rep­re­sen­ta­tion of gen­der and women; women activists; vio­lence against women in media
Megan Bol­er
Asso­ciate Chair
St.George Cam­pus
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Office: 416–978-1231

Social Media

Women in Tech­nol­o­gy

Kel­ly Lyons
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
St.George Cam­pus
Fac­ul­ty of Infor­ma­tion
Depart­ment of Com­put­er Sci­ence
Knowl­edge Media Design Insti­tute (KMDI)
Office: 416–946-3839

Women in Greek tragedy

Ancient Greek female authors
Women in ancient Greece
Vic­to­ria Wohl
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
St.George Cam­pus
Depart­ment of Clas­sics
Office: 416–978-8513

Equi­ty issues for women
Fem­i­nism and young women
Vio­lence against women

Con­nie Guber­man
U of T Scar­bor­ough Cam­pus
Asso­ciate Chair, Depart­ment of His­tor­i­cal and Cul­tur­al Stud­ies
Coor­di­na­tor of the Women’s and Gen­der Stud­ies Pro­gram

Gen­der and glob­al cul­ture

Gen­der and social pol­i­cy
Women, cit­i­zen­ship, migra­tion, refugees

Joan Simalchik
U of T Mis­sis­sauga Cam­pus
Pro­gram Coor­di­na­tor, Women and Gen­der Stud­ies
Depart­ment of His­tor­i­cal Stud­ies
Home: 416–988-7953

Cen­sor­ship, pornog­ra­phy, free­dom of expres­sion
Sex­u­al­i­ty and the law, women and the law

Bren­da Coss­man
St.George Cam­pus
Fac­ul­ty of Law
Office: 416–978-6658

Career advance­ment for women
Inter­na­tion­al­ly trained women pro­fes­sion­als in Cana­da
Women and Lead­er­ship

Beat­rix Dart
Pro­fes­sor; Asso­ciate Dean Exec­u­tive Degree Pro­grams; Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Ini­tia­tives for Women in Busi­ness
St.George Cam­pus
Joseph L. Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Office: 416–946-7496,
Lan­guages: Ger­man

Entre­pre­neur­ship, small busi­ness
Inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion of small busi­ness
Women entre­pre­neurs

Rebec­ca Reu­ber
St.George Cam­pus
Joseph L. Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Office: 416–978-5705
Note: Best to email

Con­tem­po­rary Chris­tian­i­ty
Reli­gious diver­si­ty
Women and reli­gion

Pamela Klassen
St.George Cam­pus
Fac­ul­ty of Arts and Sci­ence
Depart­ment of Anthro­pol­o­gy
Depart­ment of Reli­gion
Cen­tre for the Study of the Unit­ed States
Jack­man Human­i­ties Insti­tute
Insti­tute for Wom­en’s Stud­ies and Gen­der Stud­ies
Office: 416–585-4573



For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to media rela­tions:
Tel: 416–978-0100