Women & Gender Studies Institute


Fleck Prize 2019: Michelle Murphy

Congratulations to Michelle Murphy for recently being awarded the Fleck Prize for her book The Economization of Life from the Society the Social Studies of Science, which is the main book prize for works in the field of science and … Read more

WGSRF National Essay Awards

Congratulations to WGSI PhD Student Ryan Persadie for winning Graduate First Place, Essay title: “Citizenship from Within: Indo-Caribbean Masculinities, Cutyney Erotics and Qoolie Potentials”. Congratulations to WGSI undergraduate students Alisha Stranges and Luci Kim on their awards: Undergraduate First Place:Read more

Inaugural Brianna O’Connor Hersey Scholarship

On November 28, 2018, WGSI celebrated the life of Brianna O’Connor Hersey, a PhD student in WGSI who died on March 31, 2018, with the awarding of the inaugural Brianna O’Connor Hersey Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded annually to … Read more

Congratulations to Professor Rinaldo Walcott

Professor Rinaldo Walcott of the Department of Social Justice Education has been promoted to the rank of Professor, effective July 1, 2018. Professor Walcott is an innovative and internationally influential interdisciplinary scholar in the areas of Black studies, cultural studies, … Read more

Brianna O’Connor Hersey – March 31, 2018

At the age of 36, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at home in Toronto from end stage bowel disease. Brianna was an activist, a leader, a rebel, a voice for gender equity. She was born and schooled in Toronto (Oriole … Read more

Black and Caribbean Diasporic Feminisms Research Workshop

April 6-7, 2018 Political Science Conference Room, Room 3130 Sidney Smith, 100 St. George Street, University of Toronto Sponsors: Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto; Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga; Caribbean Studies, University of Toronto; Geography and Planning … Read more

MENA Women: From Street Protest to Online Activism

Please join the Women & Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto for a two-day International Conference on “MENA Women: From Street Protest to Online Activism”, March 22nd and 23rd, 2018. Scholars, academics, researchers, feminist activists, gender rights advocates, public … Read more

Congratulations Dr. Lisa Yoneyama

It is with great pleasure that WGSI congratulate Dr. Lisa Yoneyama for winning the 2018 Association for Asian American Studies Award for Best Book for Humanities and Cultural Studies (Literary Studies) for Cold War Ruins: Transpacific Critique of American JusticeRead more

WGSI 2017 Doctoral Research Seminar

Please join us for the  WGSI  2017 Doctoral Research Seminar! ***WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 ***From 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. ***WHERE: Room 2053, 2nd Floor, Wilson Hall, New College ~~~~ PRESENTERS **Afiya Shehrbano Zia: “Faith and Feminism in Pakistan: Religious … Read more

We Are The Land – Last Day Today

Today will wrap up Jaime Black’s Artist Residency.  Below are the details for the Public Workshop Activation and Closing Gathering which we hope you will join us for. Just a reminder that the Silent Auction for the Onaman Collective willRead more

Huda Hassan on the Current

On January 15, 2017, Huda Hassan was on the Current talking about her amazing initiative reaching out to Black women to help with graduate school applications, as part of a longer conversation about institutional discrimination and anti-black racism. Guests included … Read more

Dr. Bonnie McElhinny Receives the June Larkin Award

Dr. Bonnie McElhinny has been selected for the June Larkin Award for Pedagogical Development for 2017-18 for her project “Something in the Water:  Watershed Pedagogies and Teachings about Water in Toronto”.  This award recognizes past achievements, and provides for course … Read more

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