The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is a well-established university-wide, interdisciplinary program housed in the Faculty of Arts. We offer approximately 20 courses in the program itself, and students are able to obtain credit in courses offered in a number of other departments on campus. You can earn a BA Honors in Women's and Gender Studies, a combined Honors degree in Women's and Gender Studies with another subject. You can declare a Major or a Minor in Women's and Gender Studies, or you can just take a course in a topic that interests you.
The Department hosts a lively feminist research speakers series and a yearly annual lecture. We also sponsor and co-sponsor a variety of events both on campus and in the wider community.
Core faculty conduct research in the areas of feminist legal studies, gender and development, gender and immigration, sexuality studies, feminist theory, visual culture, popular culture and memory/trauma studies. In addition, the program draws from a strong, broad-based community of feminist scholars across the University. Faculty members formally affiliated with the program work in the fields of rehabilitation medicine, physical education and recreation studies, philosophy, history, human ecology, business, sociology, visual arts, law, native studies, and modern languages.
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You are cordially invited to join us on Thursday, March 28 from 3:30-5:00 in FAB 2-20 for our annual public lecture:
Kristina Huneault holds a Concordia University Research Chair in Art History. She is co-editor with Janice Anderson of Rethinking Professionalism: Essays on Women and Art in Canada, 1850-1970 (2012) and the author of Difficult Subjects: Working Women and Visual Culture, Britain 1880-1914 (2002). She is a co-founder of the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative.
Everything is connected: Emily Carr, Salish basketry and the challenges of Canadian women’s art history
How have women thought about their relations with the natural world? And how does the art they have made made embody these values? Click here for the full abstract and poster!
Join us on March 8:30 am-8:00 pm for a conference showcasing some of the best work in feminist, gender and sexuality studies that has recently been produced by undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts.
Please click here for more detailed information and we hope to see you there for what looks to be an exciting event!