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Raha Bahreini

Raha Bahreini’s passion for human rights was born in Iran, nurtured in U of T’s Women and Gender Studies Institute and is now helping improve the lives of Iranians still facing oppression, repression and discrimination.  As Amnesty International’s researcher on Iran, Bahreini leads large-scale projects that inform the campaigns and advocacy work of Amnesty International and its activist networks. She researches, evaluates […]

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Mara Raposo

Mara Raposo’s road to success is clearer, thanks to the City of Toronto Women and Gender Studies Scholarship.  “My family raised me to love learning and to treat university as the social mobility ‘golden ticket,’ but, at the threshold of my first year at university, they recognized there were limitations on how much they would be able to […]

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Eva Mackey

Eva Mackey has come a long way since dropping out of high school in Grade 9 — and she thanks the City of Toronto Women and Gender Studies Scholarship for a large part of that success.   After arriving at U of T as a mature student, Mackey earned her honours bachelor of arts degree in anthropology, women’s studies and Spanish […]

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Dawn Wilkinson

For 25 years, Dawn Wilkinson has been challenging outdated perceptions of what a film director looks like and how stories are brought to life on the screen, thanks in part to the City of Toronto Women and Gender Studies Scholarship she received in 1995.   “I went into a field where there were hardly any women […]

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Cecilia Morgan

History is richer, truer and more interesting when it includes women.  That’s the understanding Cecilia Morgan developed after receiving the City of Toronto Women and Gender Studies Scholarship in its inaugural year.  “With the support of this award, I learned our understanding of the past was incomplete if we did not take into account women’s histories,” explains Morgan, […]

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Amanda Dale

As a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto, Amanda Dale took the honour of being named “most likely to contribute to improving the status of women” to heart — and has kept it there for more than 30 years.   At the time, she was struggling to pay her rent, despite working three jobs. Education wasn’t her only focus, […]

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African and Caribbean Studies: Statement of Accountability for Addressing Anti-Black Racism at the University of Toronto

For nearly half a century, the Caribbean Studies and African Studies programs have served as intellectual homes for many of the University’s racialized faculty and students. Our community has always included Black members of the University who were committed to the work of these programs but who also needed them as a refuge from systemic […]

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Women & Gender Studies Co-founder’s New Scholarship Celebrates 50 Years of Support

Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, who helped create the first Women’s Studies course at U of T in 1971, has created a new scholarship in her name. The Ceta Ramkhalawansingh Scholarship will be awarded to one upper-year undergraduate student enrolled in a major or specialist program in women and gender studies or in Caribbean studies. Read more about […]

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Recognizing 35 Years of A&S Scholarships Aimed at Improving the Status of women

They have become lawyers, activists, university professors and writers, film directors — all feminists with the same powerful mission to improve the status of women. For 35 years, the City of Toronto Women and Gender Studies Scholarship — originally called the City of Toronto’s Scholarships in Women’s Studies — have been empowering Faculty of Arts […]