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WGSI TA Award – Co-recipents: Angie Fazekas and Darlyne Bautista

Angie Fazekas Nominated by June Larkin for her work in WGS160Y: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies Excerpt from Dr. Larkin’s nomination letter: “Angie had an additional role as the WIT TA [Lead Writing Teaching Assistant] in the course. The duties of leading TA training sessions, running benchmark meetings, creating writing resources and developing tutorial […]

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Congratulations to June Larkin – 2021 Carol Crealock Memorial Award Recipient

WGSI would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to June Larkin for receiving the 2021 Carol Crealock Memorial Award from the Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education (CASWE).  This award is given annually to a recipient who has a strong sense of justice and passion for equity; who is collegial, supportive, and a mentor for new scholars; who engages in collaborative work that links […]

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In turbulent times, horror movies can be strangely comforting – Professor Trimble

With a global pandemic upon us, who needs scary movies? Lots of us, as it turns out. During the first weeks of lockdown, the 2011 movie Contagion soared in popularity on streaming TV, and a sequel is now in the works. And even before the pandemic, horror movies started to experience a renaissance unseen since the genre’s “Golden […]

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Community Roundtable on “Anti-Asian Racism and Intersectional Violence”

The Women & Gender Studies Institute and the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, invite you to a community roundtable on “Anti-Asian Racism and Intersectional Violence”. Friday March 26 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm We are organizing this event in light of the recent shootings in Atlanta and the rise of anti-Asian racism during COVID. While […]

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“The Brown Photo Album: An Archive of Feminist Futurity” by Professor Jordache A. Ellapen

Professor Jordache A. Ellapen has published an article and photo-essay titled “The Brown Photo Album: An Archive of Feminist Futurity” in Kronos: Southern African Histories, special issue titled: Other Lives of the Image. Short Abstract: This article focuses on the author’s mother’s studio photographs shot between the mid 1950s to the late 1960s in an […]

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Professor Nicole Charles featured in VIEW to the U

On IWD 2021, delighted that Nicole Charles is being featured on this podcast, speaking about her work which is so deeply relevant for this current pandemic moment. This edition of VIEW to the U features Professor Nicole Charles in Women and Gender Studies from UTM’s Department of Historical Studies. On this episode she talks about […]

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Another Story Book Launch: On Property with Rinaldo Walcott

Congratulations, Rinaldo!   Another Story Book Launch: On Property with Rinaldo Walcott Thursday February 25 | 7:00PM – 8:00PM Join the virtual book launch for Rinaldo Walcott’s ON PROPERTY on Thursday, February 25th at 7 PM EST. Rinaldo Walcott will be joined in conversation by Beverly Bain and Idil Abdillahi.  Tune in live for a […]

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WGSI PhD, Elisha Lim, gives TEDx talk

Elisha Lim explains the collision between algorithms and marginalized issues. Ad metrics rank social justice in terms of publicity and promotional opportunity. This is good for politicians, advertisers and influencers, and fatal for communities struggling with degrading personal contests and debilitating reputation anxiety. What can we do? Lim explains the creep of “identity economics,” a […]

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Why abolition in our time should go far beyond defunding the police

By Rinaldo Walcott – Excerpt from On Property The Toronto Star – Sat., Feb. 6, 2021 In On Property, Rinaldo Walcott traces the history of abolition — and the present-day cry to abolish the police — as well as the relationship between policing and property. Walcott is the director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute […]

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Choosing Real Safety: A Historic Declaration to Divest from Policing and Prisons and Build Safer Communities for All

On January 17, prison abolition activists from across the country released Choosing Real Safety: A Historic Declaration to Divest from Policing and Prisons and Build Safer Communities for All.  We are encouraging member locals to sign the statement. Our commitment to accessible and equitable education is rooted in challenging colonial, racial, gender, sexual and economic […]