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VWA | Victoria Women's Association Annual Luncheon

Apr. 17, 2024 11:40a.m.

Where: Alumni Hall

Celebrate 127 years of the VWA with members, guests, and the Vic community, and listen to the talk, "The Citizen Lab: What Happens When Videos of Cute Cats Meet 'Big Brother'?" with Irene Poetranto, senior researcher, The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto.

About this Event: Most people use the internet and social media for ordinary activities. Yet, these same tools have also been used by civil society and political opposition to criticize governments and mobilize against them. This talk focuses on the Munk School's The Citizen Lab's research on internet censorship and shutdowns.

About the speaker: Irene Poetranto is also a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. Her research interests include the politics of internet regulation and countering terrorism, violent extremism, and hate speech online. Irene obtained her master's degree in Political Science and Asia Pacific Studies from the University of Toronto and her bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

This is a ticketed event and tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 5. 

Tickets are available at $36 each. Since labour and food cost have risen, this is a cost-recovery price for a two-course meal with Victoria University waiving some charges. If you have any food requirements, please tell us or email the VWA at

  • You may bring cash (exact change is appreciated) or a cheque, payable to the Victoria Women's Association, to the March 27 VWA meeting, 2 p.m. at Alumni Hall.
  • Cheques, payable to the Victoria Women's Association, may also be mailed to the VWA, c/o Alumni Office, Victoria University, 150 Charles St. West, Toronto, ON  M5S 1K9
    This is a ticketed event and unfortunately, we can accommodate only those with tickets in order to hear our speaker, Irene Poetranto.

The VWA Annual General Meeting follows at 2:00 p.m.

About the VWA Membership

Every fall, the Victoria Women's Association sends members and donors the membership/donation form, the new programme and the newsletter. The annual membership fee is $20 which may be paid at meetings by cash or by cheque, payable to the VWA. A cheque may also be mailed to the VWA mailing address below. If you wish to receive a receipt, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The VWA Executive keeps in touch with members and reminds them of upcoming meetings if a member so wishes. If informed, the Corresponding Secretary also sends cards to members for diverse reasons.

VWA Contact Information

Mailing Address: VWA, c/o Victoria Alumni Office, 150 Charles St. W., Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5S 1K9