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Congratulations Dr. Michelle Murphy

Dr. Murphy was one of twelve U of T faculty members appointed Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. Read more.

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Scholar Strike Canada

Dear Colleagues, Scholars across Canadian universities are outraged at the relentless anti-Black police killings of Black people in the U.S. and in Canada. As athletes have done, so, too, must academics.  We will be joining thousands of academics in higher education in a labour action known as Scholar Strike to protest anti-Black, racist and colonial police brutality in […]

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The Black Aquatic: On Water, Art and Black Movement

A Winter School webinar with Professor Rinaldo Walcott Rinaldo Walcott is Professor of Black Diaspora Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto. He recently served as the Director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute, where he holds his appointment. He is also a member of the Department of Social Justice Education at Ontario Institute […]

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Nikoli Attai celebrated in MENtions – Stories About Us

Nikoli Attai had a choice when he earned three CXC passes. He could either be demotivated or encouraged to do better. He found a renewed desire to succeed. After earning some more passes, things started to look up and he earned a spot in an A level class. He is now Dr. Nikoli Attai and […]

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Congratulations to Binta Bajaha, recipient of this year’s Margrit Eichler Student Leadership Award!

Binta is a doctoral candidate working with Dr. Marieme Lo, and Chair of the WGSI Graduate Student Union which has done amazing work this past year. Binta is also being specially recognised in African Studies for her amazing work mentoring African Studies and Black undergraduate students. Born and raised in The Gambia, Binta Bajaha graduated on the […]

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Congratulations to Professor Michelle Murphy for being awarded a Tier One Canada Research Chair

UofT awarded 29 Canada Research Chairs – Michelle Murphy, in the department of history in the Faculty of Arts & Science, tier one Canada Research Chair in science and technology studies and environmental data justice. Read more…

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Nikoli Attai, Women and Gender Studies Researcher Helps Tell a Different Side of the Queer Caribbean Story

Nikoli Attai came to the Women & Gender Studies Institute in the Faculty of Arts & Science from Trinidad and Tobago in hopes of giving queer Caribbean people a stronger voice. “I am invested in doing the necessary decolonial and anti-imperial work to emphasize that queer people in the Caribbean are indeed actively negotiating, resisting and disrupting homophobia, […]

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GSU BLM Statement of Solidarity

On behalf of the Women and Gender Studies Graduate Students’ Union, we would like to publicly reiterate our solidarity with Black communities in Canada and abroad in the fight against anti-Blackness and racism. Read our full Statement of Solidarity below: Instagram  Twitter Facebook

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WGSI PhD Student Robyn Maynard and University of Toronto Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah on CBC

Is there systemic racism in Canada? | Akwasi Owusu-Bempah & Robyn Maynard University of Toronto Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Vanier Scholar and author Robyn Maynard on what systemic racism looks like in Canada and what impact it has on the Black community.

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Toronto Star Op-ed by WGSI Doctoral Student Robyn Maynard

The hashtag #JusticeForRegis has been trending since Wednesday evening when 29-year old Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a Black woman, fell to her death from a 24th floor apartment near High Park after the police had been called to assist her. Read more