Women & Gender Studies Institute


Faculty of Arts and Science Plan Your Program Expo

Thursday, March 24, 2016 Sidney Smith Lobby, 100 St. George Street 12-3 pm Hello first year students! It’s time to think about selecting your programs of study! Whether you have already made your choice or are still deciding, you should … Read more

In the Spirit of Beth

You are invited to a public gathering to pay tribute to Beth Brant (Degonwadonti) – her life and her groundbreaking work.  Folks will be reading from some of her incredible writings, and we will be honouring Beth in the spirit … Read more

Black+Queer+Human: A Conversation

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 William Doo Auditorium 45 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto, St. George 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Symposium Schedule “Black+Queer+Human: A Conversation” is a one-day symposium that attends to the present urgency of critical conversations from … Read more

Graphic! Sex! Education!

Thursday, September 24, 2015 7:00 – 9:00 pm D.G. Ivey Library – New College – 20 Willcocks Street What does social justice sex education look like?  What does it do? How does it work?   What happens when you cross a … Read more

2013-14 Community Knowledge Event on Cyber-Misogyny Forum

WGS at UTM enabled a very successful 2013-14 Community Knowledge Event on Cyber-Misogyny Forum. Noted Canadian feminists Anne Thériault and Steph Guthrie recently visited U of T Mississauga to talk about online violence and cyber bullying for the monthly Feminist … Read more

Opinion: Silencing charities isn’t the answer

On August 9, 2014, the Edmonton Journal featured  an article written by WGSI graduate Joanne Cave. The Canada Revenue Agency’s political audit crackdown limits charities’ independence, constrains their ideological stances and paralyzes innovation, writes Joanne Cave.  Read the Read more

Congratulations to WGSI PhD Student Sonny Dhoot

Sonny was nominated and chosen for the Canadian Sociological Association Outstanding Graduating Sociology Student Award at the MA level. In the spring of 2013, the CSA-SCS launched an initiative to assist Canadian University and College Sociology Departments in recognizing their … Read more

Our Collective Strength Report – December 11, 2013

On November 7, 2013 the Migrant Mothers Project hosted “Our Collective Strength”, a community event to raise consciousness on the intersections of violence against women, precarious immigration status and human rights.  This event was generously sponsored by the Women & … Read more

Cinematic Translations: The Work of John Akomfrah

November 27 – 29, 2013 This tri-campus 3-day event features the Artist in Residence to include:  keynote by Professor Manthia Diawara (NYU), Conversations and Salons with Cameron Bailey (Artistic Director of TIFF) and Professor Manthia Diawara, a symposium on the … Read more

Our Collective Strength: The Migrant Mothers Project

Date: November 7, 2013 Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m. Location: William Doo Auditorium The Migrant Mothers Project will be hosting “Our Collective Strength”, a community event to raise consciousness on the intersections of violence against women, precarious immigration status and human rights. … Read more

WGSI PhD Launch

Women & Gender Studies Institute, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto Invites you to celebrate the launch of the Women & Gender Studies Institute PhD Program FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th,  2013 1:00-4:00 PM – Public Lectures: On the PoliticsRead more

Alissa Trotz wins President’s Teaching Award

Dr. Alissa Trotz is an Associate Professor who has taught in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies at OISE and is currently cross-appointed to Women and Gender Studies (WGSI) and the Caribbean Studies Program at New College. Following a … Read more

Violence No More

Andrea Smith, Cherokee scholar-activist Bridget Tolley and Kristen Gilchrist, co-founders of Families of Sisters in Spirit Location: OISE auditorium Time: 7:30 – 9:30 Date: April 29, 2013 Join us for a discussion on decolonizing ways forward to end violence against … Read more

Marian Reed wins Outstanding Staff Award

WGSI is thrilled to announce our Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Administrator, Marian Reed, has won the Dean’s Outstanding Administrative Service Award. Congratulations, Marian! The Outstanding Staff Awards were established in 1999 to recognize the important roles administrative and technical staff … Read more

June Larkin wins 3M National Teaching Fellowship

Announcing the 2013 3M National Teaching Fellows The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and 3M Canada are pleased to announce this year’s 3M National Teaching Fellows: Dr. Joan Conrod, School of Business, Dalhousie University Dr. Shelagh Crooks, … Read more

Joanne Cave Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

WGSI congratulates fourth-year student, Joanne Cave! Joanne has been a student in Women and Gender Studies for going on four years and this has been an exceptional year for her. Joanne began at UofT in Woodsworth College, as a CanadianRead more

Student Workshop “Going to Graduate School”

Student Workshop “Going to Graduate School” When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Time: 3pm Speakers:  Jesook Song and Judy Taylor Location: WGSI Lounge, New College This workshop will highlight the following topics: What is Grad School? Choosing A School Graduate … Read more

Queer Dwellings: Migrancy, Precarity, and Fabulosity

Professor Martin F. Manalansan IV Visiting Scholar When: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Time: 2-4 p.m. Graduate Student Workshop (RSVP required) 5-7 p.m. Public Lecture Venue: Room 208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place,  University ofRead more

Transnational Approaches to Girlhood: A Workshop

The Women and Gender Studies Institute is pleased to  present: Transnational Approaches to Girlhood: A Workshop A group of scholars currently engaged in research on girlhood will meet to carry out intensive conversations about works-in-progress.  They will draw connections and … Read more

WGS Research Seminar: Ph.D. Student Seminar

Date: April 18, 2012 Time: 3-5 p.m. Speakers: Holly Karibo, Amy Gullage, Vasuki Shanmuganathan, and Laura J. Kwak Location: Wilson Hall, Rm 2053 Holly Karibo is a 5th year doctoral candidate in the Graduate Collaborative Program in History and Women … Read more

Trans Film Screening Series Presents: Tomboy

Date: March 19, 2012 Time: 6-9 p.m. Location: William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks Street (one block South of Harbord, off Spadina) Snacks will be provided.   SYNOPSIS In “Tomboy,” filmmaker Céline Sciamma’s (“Water Lilies,”) second feature, a family … Read more

Slutwalk Couture: The Postcolonial Politics of Feminism Lite

The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies presents: Slutwalk Couture: The Postcolonial Politics of Feminism Lite with Ratna Kapur Date: March 15, 2012 Time: 12:30pm-2:00p.m. Location: Croft Chapter House, University College Please bring your lunch; beverages and dessert … Read more

The Politics of Protest

Bridging the Local and Global in Emerging Social Movements Locating Occupy, SlutWalk, and Other Organizing Efforts Date: January 26, 2012 Time: 5:00 p.m. Location: William Doo Auditorium Discussions from the panel will address the transnational and intersectional politics of emerging … Read more

WGS Research Seminar with Margot Francis

Creative Subversions: Whiteness and Indigeneity in the National Imaginary Date: November 30, 2011 Time: 3-5 p.m. Speaker: Margot Francis Location: Wilson Hall, Rm 2053 Abstract This paper will highlight selected moments from my forthcoming book Creative Subversions (UBC Press, November … Read more

Feminism & the Politics of Appropriation

The Women and Gender Studies Institute invites you to Feminism and the Politics of Appropriation November 11-12th, 2011 William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto Open to the public For more information visit our website at Read more

Regarding Queer Affects

Date: Tuesday November 1st, 2011 Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Location: Munk School, 1 Devonshire Place, Rm 208N   Speaker: T.L. Cowan, Assistant Professor (on leave) Women’s & Gender Studies Program,  Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture & Creativity, and Department of English, University … Read more

WGSI Introduces a new course

July 2011 WGS 273 Y1Y  Gender & Environmental (In)Justice Environmental justice is not just about the future of the planet, it is about social inequalities that connect and separate us here in Toronto, Canada, and everywhere. It’s about you. Learn … Read more

June Larkin Receives President’s Teaching Award

May 2011 We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. June Larkin is the recipient of a President’s Teaching Award. This prestigious university-wide honour recognizes sustained excellence in teaching, research in teaching, and the integration of teaching and research. In … Read more

Alissa Trotz Receives Outstanding Teaching Award

March 2011 Alissa Trotz, Director of the Caribbean Studies Program and Professor at the Women and Gender Studies Institute, is the recipient of a Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award.  

WGS Research Seminar with Samantha King

The Transnational Politics of Breast Cancer Awareness: Corporate Philanthropy as Foreign Policy Abstract Having successfully captured U.S. public interest in breast cancer, large foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and cosmetics manufacturers have begun to pursue philanthropic activities overseas. In 2007, … Read more

The Cultural and Academic Boycott featuring Judith Butler

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011: University of Toronto, Bahen Auditorium, Room 1160, 7pm The Cultural and Academic Boycott Speaker: Judith Butler Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature and the Co-Director of the … Read more

The Raging Grannies

In Honour of International Women’s Day, The Raging Grannies are at WGSI Date: Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Lash Miller Building, Room 59, Southwest corner of St. George Street at Willcocks Street Raging Grannies began in the … Read more

Citizen-Man: Medium of Democracy

Citizen-Man: Medium of Democracy Speaker: Neferti Tadiar Date: Friday, March 4th, 2011 Time: 2-4 p.m. Location: 108N North House, Asian Institute Munk Centre Sponsored by the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies The widely-lauded progressive achievements of U.S. colonialism in the … Read more

WGS Research Seminar with Corinn Columpar

Corinn Columpar is an Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and English at the University of Toronto, and she is affiliated faculty with WGSI, CSUS, and the Drama Centre. As both a researcher and a teacher, her areas of specialization include … Read more