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SDG 5: Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Gender bias is undermining our social fabric and devalues all of us. It is not just a human rights issue; it is a tremendous waste of the world’s human potential. By denying women equal rights, we deny half the population a chance to live life at its fullest. Goal 5 is about ensuring political, economic and social equality for women, and eradicating prejudice in all forms.

SDG 5: Gender Equality

Women in Engineering and Science Supported Through k2i Academy

Pictured here: York University science and engineering students in the lab.  

Dean Jane Goodyer is eager to give more women the opportunity to succeed in STEM. The k2i academy works with various school boards in Ontario to connect directly to classrooms, offering innovative work-integrated learning programs to female students and other underrepresented groups. The Bringing STEM to Life: Work-Integrated Learning program at k2i gives students the opportunity to solve real-world problems through meaningful paid work experiences, while also earning a high-school credit.



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programs relevant or related to SDG 5


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University-wide committee
SEXGEN responsible for advising
and advocating around
issues and concerns of sexual and gender diversity

(Entrepreneurial Leadership
& Learning Alliance)

is a York University entrepreneurship program created by women for women – in 2020

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undergraduate and


masters students
identified as women in STEM


Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and York Research Chairs (YRC) identify as women and or gender minorities


of York community members identify as female


of Presidents & Vice-Presidents identify as women and or gender minorities


of STEM faculty deans identify as women and or gender minorities


Mentorship to support Black and female students
Empowering Afghan refugee women