Disability Studies

CANCELLED - Call for Papers for WGS/DS colloquium

Sadly, we have had to cancel this year's Women's and Gender Studies and Disability Studies Colloquium. We thank everyone who has showed an interest in the event and hope you'll consider submitting your work for future events!

Amanda Leduc and Pauline Greenhill

The March 19 launch for Amanda Leduc and Pauline Greenhill's latest books has unfortunately been cancelled.

Image of DIS and WGS faculty

DIS and WGS faculty

The interdisciplinary Disability Studies program offers B.A. options at the three-year, four-year, and honours level. Disability Studies is cross-disability (all disabilities rather than one), intersectional (disability in conjunction with race, gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality, etc.), and based in the social model of disability rather than the bio-medical model. From this perspective a lack of ramps is considered disabling, not the fact that someone uses a wheelchair.

The focus of the Disability Studies program at the University of Winnipeg is the critical analysis of disability in society. This includes the study of disability as a social, cultural, historical, and political construction. Students are encouraged to examine a wide range of topics such as human rights, ethics, social movements, theory, family, sexuality, employment, socialization, aging, education, international development, and gender issues.