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IIDR Members #PressForProgress For International Women’s Day 2018

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2018 is #PressforProgress, which encourages men and women from around the world to commit to positive behaviours towards gender parity.

This year, members, staff, and trainees from the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research proudly #PressforProgress in an effort to motivate others to think, act, and be gender inclusive in the areas of scientific research and elsewhere.

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CMCB staff #PressForProgress, and commit to challenging stereotypes and bias.

IIDR trainees from Dr. Brian Coombes’ and Dr. John Whitney’s lab #PressForProgress, and commit to forging positive visibility of women.

IIDR administration and Principal Investigators Dr. Gerry Wright and Dr. Lori Burrows #PressForProgess, and commit to celebrating women’s achievements and influencing the beliefs and actions of others.