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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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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

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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 […]

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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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