to the website of the Western Caucus on Women’s Issues.
Women’s Caucus, as it is habitually called, is an unusual–perhaps
unique–group in that its membership is open to all women
on campus, who work together to serve as agents of change
and to support the aspirations of women in the Western community.
As a result, Women’s Caucus is a diverse community whose
members come together for meetings and events of various kinds.
In 2008-2009, this work includes the launching and marketing
of the fourth video project sponsored by Caucus. Entitled
“Voices of Diversity,” the video has already attracted
interest in the national media and in institutions of higher
education across the country. To order the video, see the
order form on the website.
This year Caucus will also be working on mentoring issues,
trying to work out strategies for women who are establishing
and developing their careers, whether as undergraduate or
graduate students, or as staff or faculty members.
Please consider joining Women’s Caucus and supporting
its activities, which also include annual essay prizes for
the best undergraduate and graduate papers in the field.
Department of English
President, Women’s Caucus 2008-2009
the events of the spring of 2007 demonstrate, the women of
Western can be a formidable force and the Caucus can provide
one important site for organizing ourselves to confront and
resolve a wide range of issues. The decision to open membership
to female undergraduate students this year has further strengthened
the Caucus and ensures that every woman who studies and works
on campus can join us in efforts to make Western a more inclusive
and welcoming community.
This year we will be focusing on several activities including
efforts to support the Provost and monitor progress as he
works to realize his commitment to change the culture at Western.
Work on the video project will be completed and the new production
launched in the spring. Other initiatives such as the essay
award and participation on relevant university committees
If you have questions or concerns related to women’s
issues on campus, would like to get involved with the work
of Caucus, or have ideas for projects we should be undertaking,
please contact me or one of the other members of the executive.
Every best wish for a successful and productive year.
As President of Western’s
Caucus on Women’s Issues, I’d like to welcome you to Caucus this
year! The WCWI was founded in 1980 to promote and safeguard the
interests of women at The University of Western Ontario and its
affiliates, and has been successful in its initiatives meant to
benefit female faculty, graduate students, and staff. I am proud
to be part of such a energetic, committed group of women.
We work to cultivate a
sense of community among female staff, faculty, and graduate
students at Western. We maintain close ties with the Department
of Women’s Studies and the Centre for Violence Against Women. We
also have a presence at women’s events in and around London as
Take Back the Night and the Dec. 6th commemoration.
Our projects this year
include initiating another Women’s Safety Audit. Women’s safety
at Western is an ongoing issue, but the construction in and
around campus (with the attendant dark parking lots and tunnels)
makes the renewal of this question pertinent and timely.
I urge you to participate
in our activities this coming year, and if you have any ideas
for initiatives or events for us, please don’t hesitate to
contact one of your executive committee!
All the best,
would like to welcome everyone to our Western's Caucus on Women's
Issues Website. As President of Women's Caucus I am thrilled to
be a part of this dynamic group of amazing women members. Women's
Caucus was founded in 1980 as an advocacy and informational group
for all women staff, faculty and grad students at Western.
need your ideas!
mandate this year is to reach out and to get involved all women
working on campus with our Caucus activities. I want Caucus to
truly reflect the needs and concerns of women at Western. In order
to do this I need your involvement. I need your ideas, your voice
and your creativity.
come out to our Fall General Meeting which will be held September
15, 2005 at 4
pm in UC 224A . Keep checking our website for other events
throughout the year.
to see you soon!
As the incoming president of Women's Caucus,
I would like to thank you for your interest in Western's Caucus
on Women's Issues, regularly known as the "Women's Caucus."
Since its founding in 1980, Caucus has been instrumental in bringing
about beneficial changes for female graduate students, faculty and
staff on campus, a place that had earned the dubious reputation
of having an exceedingly chilly climate for women.
As you can track on our (regularly updated) website,
we are and will continue to be involved in a number of events connected
with the activity of women at UWO. These may range from insisting
on University support for the needs of families that affect women,
such as daycare, or the need to care for dependents other than small
children. We are engaged with equity initiatives of all kinds on
campus. We routinely showcase women's research. We keep up an active
link with the Centre for Women's Studies and Feminist Research,
and the Centre for Violence Against Women.
Caucus also sustains contact with community groups
in London that work with women, such as the Women's Events Committee,
that organizes such events as "Take Back the Night" and
the Dec. 6 th commemoration of the Montreal Massacre.
Our Fall General Meeting will be held
on September 23rd , and our Spring General Meeting on March 23rd.
Check our website for other events throughout the year.
If you have concerns or issues relating to the
status of women on campus, please do not hesitate to bring them
to our attention.
of Classical Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
the President of Womens Caucus, Id like to welcome you
to the Caucus and invite you to join and participate in the activities
that are taking place this year.
its founding in 1980, the Womens Caucus has been instrumental
in bringing about beneficial changes for female faculty and staff
at Western, so its a great privilege to serve as the President
for the coming year.
have a number of interesting events that are going to take place.
Coming up in December, we will be unveiling our redesigned website.
event we are planning is to have a launch of the Womens Caucus
archives project. As well, we are discussing the possibility of
having a conference on the topic of Women in Science at Western,
perhaps in the spring.
will also be conducting an essay contest open to undergraduate and
graduate students. The winners will be announced in Fall 2004.
for forthcoming details!
sure other projects will arise throughout the coming months
they always do! It should be a great year. I look forward to meeting
you at some of our events. And, as always, if you have concerns
or issues relating to the status of women on campus, please dont
hesitate to bring them to our attention.
Faculty of Information and Media Studies.