Women & Gender Studies Institute


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WGSI PhD Student Fund

The Women & Gender Studies Institute has established the WGSI PhD Student Fund through the Provost’s PhD Enhancement Fund (PPEF) program to honour the introduction of our PhD program. The PhD program will allow for an in-depth training, at the faculty level, in feminist theory and methods which specifically educate students to think about questions in an interdisciplinary way. Faculty, graduate, and undergraduate programs in women and gender studies draw on, and contribute to, five fields: (1) feminist, colonial, post-colonial, diasporic and transnational studies; (2) gender, sexuality and queer studies; (3) cultural studies; (4) feminist technoscience, environmental and biomedical studies; and (5) transnational political economy and development studies. The required focus on transnational feminist makes UofT’s programming distinctive. We are proud of the growth and exceptionality of our curriculum.In order to remain competitive in attracting the brightest students, the Faculty of Arts & Science, together with WGSI, has identified a pressing need for funding for financial assistance. We invite you – alumni and friends – to make a contribution to this endowed scholarship as we take advantage of our collective gifts in support of PhD students.

WGSI Initiative Fund
Kay Armatage Graduate Women and Gender Studies Entrance Prize

Donations to this prize will support an outstanding incoming student to the Graduate Collaborative Program in Women’s Studies.

Margrit Eichler Student Leadership Award