Virtual event

Jane Goodall will speak at the U of G during a virtual event

A free event will take place on Zoom on March 23 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Conversations around International Women’s Day continue with the celebration of women in research and environmentalism and how their work is building a stronger future.

Jane Goodall will address these topics in an engaging and inspiring conversation on March 23 with Indira Naidoo-Harris, Associate Vice President for Diversity and Human Rights (DHR) at the University of Guelph at the event ” A Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall – Breaking Bias, Breaking Barriers.”

“I am thrilled that Jane Goodall, a world-renowned scientist, environmentalist and social justice advocate, is speaking to our campus community. She is a trailblazer who broke down barriers for women in research and paved the way for future generations,” said Naidoo-Harris. “I know that her wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to addressing the challenges women face and strengthening equity, diversity and inclusion will inspire our students, faculty and staff at the U of G for years to come.”

Goodall is an ethologist and environmentalist who has contributed significantly to chimpanzee research and incorporated the needs of local people and the environment into defining species management.

A UN Messenger of Peace, Goodall is also the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which has environmental and humanitarian programs, including two sanctuaries for orphaned chimpanzees.

Following Goodall and Naidoo-Harris’ conversation, Alex Johnson of JGI Canada will give a presentation on how U of G community members can get involved in climate change advocacy, followed by a session of questions and answers.

“It’s so important that Dr. Goodall speaks to our future leaders at the U of G during this challenging and transformative time,” Naidoo-Harris said. “Hearing his stories, his advice, and his guidance will help prepare our university community to tackle some of the most pressing issues of today and tomorrow.”

The free event will be held on Zoom from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is mandatory.