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Women's and Gender Studies


CANCELLED - Call for Papers for WGS and Disability Studies 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.

Women's and Gender Studies promotes an intersectional approach to understanding social problems and phenomena. It pays special attention to the ways sex, gender, and sexuality are shaped by colonialism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and transphobia, as well as by constructions of difference based on class, (dis)ability, religion, ethnicity, and culture. Our unique department brings these perspectives to the university, and represents feminism in the academy. In our classes, students of all genders and sexualities learn about feminist movements to end sexism, exploitation, and related social oppressions. The department encourages diversity among its students and in its curriculum, and offers the means to contribute to social change.

Currently, there is a demonstrated need for people with a background in Women's and Gender Studies to take up work in such areas as social services, education, policy development, welfare, health care, counselling and therapy, law, media, advertising, public administration, finance, and management.