2020 Constantine-Yorkville Virtual Run
2020 Constantine-Yorkville
Virtual Run
September 19th, 2020 (or 26th if raining)

Welcome Summer GEM Interns (Part 1)

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January 16, 2023

Over the next few days, we will be officially welcoming our four exceptional interns for this summer!

First up, we have Mia Hani and Emma Murray, who are both joining us as a graduate policy interns from Munk School at UofT.

Mia Hani, Master of Global Affairs, Munk School, UofT

Hello, I’m Mia. I graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations, and a minor in French. I am currently a Master of Global Affairs candidate at the University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. I have interned at AccuWeather in Pennsylvania as a marketing analyst, where I used qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze social media performance and studied clients’ feedback. I have also interned with Young & Rubicam Advertising Agency as an Account Assistant, where I worked to develop appropriate communication messages with the target audience to incentivize purchasing behavior.

After completing my undergraduate degree, I volunteered as an English teacher and travelled to a remote mountainous region in Wulong, China. There, I met the most underprivileged children that I have ever met and formed friendships with each child by sharing my stories and encouraging them about the possibilities for their future.

This experience deeply moved me and since then, my career goal has been to improve efforts to protect vulnerable populations, including women, children and those most marginalized in our communities.

I am thrilled to be joining GEM this summer and contributing to the development of GEM in helping girls reach their full potential. Over the summer, I will be conducting research on convening a policy symposium, conducting analysis of stakeholders at local, provincial, national and international levels, and I will also be studying the gender impact of COVID from that will help inform and strengthen Gem’s programming in the future.

Emma Murray, Master of Public Policy, Munk School, UofT

Hi All! My name is Emma and I am currently completing my Master of Public Policy at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.

Prior to my Master’s degree, I received my Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Specialization in History and Major in Political Science.

I am incredibly passionate about youth empowerment and welfare and have professional experience in this area working for the City of London, as well as with various conferences and initiatives at Western University and the University of Toronto.

I am eager to continue my learning process over this summer as a Policy Intern at Girls E-Mentorship! In this role, I will be supporting GEM’s strategic development research to advance policies to promote gender equity through mentorship in Canada. Specifically, my research includes understanding the impact of mentorship on girls through a feminist, anti-racism lens; understanding the needs of youth in rural Ontario; and conducting research and outreach to various policy makers in Canada.

Welcome to the GEM team, Mia and Emma!

Support #TeamGEM at this year’s Yorkville Virtual Run!

This year, the Yorkville Run will be held virtually from September 13th to September 27th, 2020. Below are the different ways you can participate and support us this year.

1) REGISTER TO Run or Walk with #TEAMGEM

Together, from the safety and comfort of our own neighbourhoods (or anywhere you choose, as long as it abides social distancing rules) we will be RUNNING or WALKING for #TeamGEM on September 19th, 2020 (or on September 26th if it’s raining).

Click here to register

All registered participants will receive a Premium Race Kit and customized Starter's Medal.

To prove your participation, you must do one of the following:

  • Record your run by using our custom Starter's Medal and/or a GPS App such as STRAVA, ASICS RUN KEEPER, or NIKE PLUS and submit your time and a photo of your time to your Race Roster profile.
  • Post a selfie/run photo or video taken during or after your run on Facebook or Instagram and follow @YorkvilleRun and tag ​#TeamGEM, #YorkvilleRun, and #Constantine5K. There are several partner prizes to be won!

We have a roster of GEMgirls who would like to run for #TeamGEM. Donate now to help them register!

3) Donate to a #teamGEM runner

If you can't make it, you can also support a #TEAMGEM runner.

Dates to Remember
Tuesday, September 8th
to Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Race Kit Pick-up. Participants will be notified via email where in Yorkville you can pick up your race kit.
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Virtual Event Kick-Off. Join the Constantine Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Kick-Off by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live.
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Run or walk anytime, anywhere for #TeamGEM!
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
#TeamGEM's back up day should weather prevent the run on the 19th.
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
at 5:00 PM
Winners of the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s fundraising prizes will be determined.
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
at 9:00 AM
Join the Constantine-Yorkville Run’s Virtual Event Closing Ceremony by tuning into Facebook & Instagram Live. Hear from our partners and share in the run's exciting fundraising achievement! Fundraising prizes will also be rewarded.

Your support at the Constantine-Yorkville Run this year will raise awareness and funds for the GEM program, which directly impacts young women in our communities and gives them the skills and tools they need to succeed.

Thank you for supporting mentorship!

Questions? Contact us at info@girlsementorship.com


Share your participation and support on social media! You can retweet/share GEM’s run postings or use our branded material for the run.

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