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Guylaine Demers

Professor at Université Laval
Canada

English

Full professor at Laval University, Guylaine Demers has promoted gender equality in sport for most of her life. Over the years, she has become the go-to leader, researcher and advocate on issues of women’s education and gender equity in Quebec and Canadian sport. Dr. Demers is a recipient of the IOC women and sport award for the Americas that acknowledge her tremendous contribution to the advancement of women in sport. Appointed co-director of the first Canadian center for research on gender equity in sport in 2020, she is now taking on her new challenge: directing the first Quebec research lab for the advancement of women in sport, the lab PROFEMS.

French

Professeure à l’université Laval, Guylaine Demers a fait la promotion de l'égalité des genres dans le sport pendant la majeure partie de sa vie. Au fil des ans, elle est devenue la défenseure incontournable des questions d’équité dans le sport québécois et canadien. En 2020, elle recevait le prix Femme et sport du Comité International Olympique qui reconnait sa contribution exceptionnelle à l’avancement des femmes en sport. Nommée codirectrice du premier centre canadien de recherche sur l’équité des genres en sport en 2020, elle relève maintenant son nouveau défi : diriger le premier laboratoire de recherche québécois pour la progression des femmes dans les sports, le Lab PROFEMS.

Spanish

Profesora de la Universidad Laval, Guylaine Demers lleva casi toda su vida promoviendo la igualdad de género en el deporte. A lo largo de los años, se ha convertido en una destacada defensora de las cuestiones de equidad en el deporte quebequense y canadiense. En 2020 se le concedió el Premio a la Mujer y el Deporte del Comité Olímpico Internacional en reconocimiento a su destacada contribución a la promoción de la mujer en el deporte. Nombrada codirectora del primer centro de investigación sobre la equidad de género en el deporte de Canadá en 2020, ahora asume su nuevo reto: dirigir el primer laboratorio de investigación de Quebec para la promoción de la mujer en el deporte, el Lab PROFEMS.

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Sessions

  • Leadership
    Leadership
    Advancing Gender Equity In Sport: What Works?
    Discuss ways in which strategies that have been effective in advancing gender equity inside and outside of sport may be adopted.

    Collaborate with others and develop a plan that you can implement immediately to increase female participation and leadership positions.

    Session Title: Advancing Gender Equity in Sport: What Works?

    In-person session
    9:00am - 9:45am
    Leadership

    Collaborate with others and develop a plan that you can implement immediately to increase female participation and leadership positions.

    Session Title: Advancing Gender Equity in Sport: What Works?

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment
    visibility & voice

    Collaborate with others and develop a plan that you can implement immediately to increase female participation and leadership positions.

    Session Title: Advancing Gender Equity in Sport: What Works?

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment
  • High Performance
    High Performance
    An Action Plan To Get More Women Into Coaching
    Explore ways to address the under-representation of women in high performance coaching in your organisation.

    Participants will be able to complete a self-assessment of their organisation’s policies related to women-in-coaching, investigate gaps in their current programmes and policies, and formulate an action plan to enhance their current practice.

    Session Title: Fostering Excellence and Equality in Women’s High Performance Coaching: developing a strong policy foundation

    In-person session
    2:45pm - 3:30pm
    High Performance

    Participants will be able to complete a self-assessment of their organisation’s policies related to women-in-coaching, investigate gaps in their current programmes and policies, and formulate an action plan to enhance their current practice.

    Session Title: Fostering Excellence and Equality in Women’s High Performance Coaching: developing a strong policy foundation

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment
    visibility & voice

    Participants will be able to complete a self-assessment of their organisation’s policies related to women-in-coaching, investigate gaps in their current programmes and policies, and formulate an action plan to enhance their current practice.

    Session Title: Fostering Excellence and Equality in Women’s High Performance Coaching: developing a strong policy foundation

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment
  • Active Lives
    Active Lives
    Panel | Paewhiri Kōrero - Gender Identity
    This panel will be in Hunua 1 and live-streamed on the virtual platform.

    Explore varying perspectives on the inclusion of transgender athletes, athletes with Disorder of Sex Development (DSD) and non-binary athletes in community and elite sports.

    This panel will explore diverse and sometimes disparate views on these topics. Whilst the opinions of some panellists may not match the inclusionary position IWG itself holds, we believe these discussions need to take place to ensure fair and equitable solutions for all. We therefore ask that all panellists and participants are treated with respect and consideration with a view to creating a collegial, respectful, inclusive, and professional environment at IWG 2022, both in person and virtually.

    Chris Mosier – speaker is supported by Embassy of USA

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    Hybrid session
    1:40pm - 2:25pm
    Active Lives

    Explore varying perspectives on the inclusion of transgender athletes, athletes with Disorder of Sex Development (DSD) and non-binary athletes in community and elite sports.

    This panel will explore diverse and sometimes disparate views on these topics. Whilst the opinions of some panellists may not match the inclusionary position IWG itself holds, we believe these discussions need to take place to ensure fair and equitable solutions for all. We therefore ask that all panellists and participants are treated with respect and consideration with a view to creating a collegial, respectful, inclusive, and professional environment at IWG 2022, both in person and virtually.

    Chris Mosier – speaker is supported by Embassy of USA

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    visibility & voice

    Explore varying perspectives on the inclusion of transgender athletes, athletes with Disorder of Sex Development (DSD) and non-binary athletes in community and elite sports.

    This panel will explore diverse and sometimes disparate views on these topics. Whilst the opinions of some panellists may not match the inclusionary position IWG itself holds, we believe these discussions need to take place to ensure fair and equitable solutions for all. We therefore ask that all panellists and participants are treated with respect and consideration with a view to creating a collegial, respectful, inclusive, and professional environment at IWG 2022, both in person and virtually.

    Chris Mosier – speaker is supported by Embassy of USA

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