The Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies

Women's & Gender Studies

Supported by funding from the Margaret Laurence Endowment for Women’s Studies, the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS) was created with a mandate to strengthen and facilitate the development of Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) in the University and the community. IWGS is housed in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and extends the work of the department through support to collaborative feminist work, scholarly research, art, activism, and student engagement. The Institute, structured as a collective, fosters feminist pedagogy, community education and programming, collaborative research, artistic production, and scholarship which: furthers an understanding of women and gender; works toward understanding and eliminating sexism, racism, classism, colonization, discrimination, and social inequalities; and develops the creative and transformative potential of the university, community, and society. Educational programming may include: feminist speakers and events; documentary and film screenings and discussions; and various workshops and co-sponsorships of feminist activities. IWGS is committed to social justice for all peoples, deepening feminist knowledges and dialogue, and engaging in feminist praxis.

For more information, please email Dr. Roewan Crowe, IWGS director.


Read past IWGS news and events

See the archive of IWGS events from 2010-2015