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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

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City of Toronto WGSI Scholarship 35th Anniversary Party!

PLEASE SAVE THIS DATE: MARCH 27, 2020; 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.; WILSON HALL, NEW COLLEGE.  2020 marked the 35th anniversary of the City of Toronto Women’s Scholarship award (established in 1985). Join us for an intergenerational celebration, where this year’s awardees will be honoured, creators of scholarships will be recognised, and new scholarships will be announced. 

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Brown Bag Lunch with Tatiana Klepikova, WGSI Postdoctoral Fellow

Come join us on January 27, from 12 noon – 2pm in the WGSI Lounge, for a brown bag lunch with Tatiana who will provide a sneak peek into the state of affairs for LGBTQ individuals and culture in Russia. We will also discuss the challenges of transitioning from a grad student to Ph.D. and […]

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WGS UTM Newsletter – Fall 2019

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Dr. Prabha Kotiswaran, The Dickson Poon School of Law – WGS Research Seminar

Title: Governance Feminism: Assessing Feminist Realities and Futures Wednesday, November 27, 2019 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm JHB100A, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street My talk will discuss the key themes of a project that I have engaged in with my collaborators (Janet Halley, Rachel Rebouche & Hila Shamir) that resulted in two books Governance Feminism: […]

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Congratulations Gwen Benaway – Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry recipient

Congratulations to Gwen Benaway for winning the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award in Poetry! An acclaimed poet and essayist, Benaway is also a PhD candidate in University of Toronto‘s Women and Gender Studies Institute. Her winning collection of poetry, Holy Wild, explores the intersection of Indigenous and transgender identities through autobiographical narratives. When Gwen Benaway found out […]

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Likkle (Little) Black Boy! Story by Julie-Ann McCausland

I am Julie-Ann McCausland, a sole parent of an eight (8) year old son and a final-year New College student, who is pursuing a Specialist in Women and Gender Studies and a Minor in Equity Studies at the University of Toronto. Arriving in Canada in January 2016 as a single mother presented me with many […]

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Congratulations to Professor Michelle Murphy

 Congratulations to Professor Michelle Murphy for the wonderful work on the app developed at the Technoscience Research Unit (TRU), and great story in the Toronto Star. Developed by an Indigenous-led lab at the University of Toronto — the TRU, in collaboration with researcher Vanessa Gray — the free app allows users to easily fill out […]