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International Women's Day (March 8, 2021)

#ChooseToChallenge  #IWD2021

March 9, 2021

March 8, 2021, was recognized around the world as International Women's Day.  A global day in which we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  On Friday, Brandon University kicked off their very own Women's Week, recognizing 17 outstanding female students who were nominated by University faculty and staff members.

Please join us in acknowledging three of our own staff being celebrated by the University's Status of Women Review Committee (SWRC).  You can click on the link below to read the profiles of our staff together with all of the female students being acknowledge by Brandon University. 

Link:  Women's Week | Brandon University


Carolyn Blaine | Women's Week (

Carolyn Blaine has worked with Brandon School Division for approximately 13 years, currently as a Social Worker at Prairie Hope High School and member of the Community Mobilization (HUB). Prior to her work with Prairie Hope High School, Carolyn spent six years with BSD's Off Campus Program and the At Risk Youth Program.  


Katherine MacFarlane | Women's Week (

Katherine MacFarlane has worked with the Brandon School Division for approximately 28 years, currently as the Acting Principal of Prairie Hope High School.  Prior to her work with Prairie Hope High School, Katherine was the Vice Principal at King George School for two years, prior to that, Katherine was a Resource Teacher at Riverheights School.


Raven Willoughby | Women's Week (

Raven Willoughby has work with Brandon school Division for approximately 10 years, currently in the position of Continuous Improvement Coach /Literacy Coach/Teacher at Prairie Hope High School.  Prior to her work with Prairie Hope high school, Raven also taught at Vincent Massey High School, McNaughton High School (SK) and in Portage La Prairie School Division.  

"A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.  So let's all choose to challenge.

How will you help forge a gender equal world?  Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias.

Take action for equality."

Source:  International Women's Day 2021