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OBITUARY – Margrit Eichler – Friend, mentor, scholar, activist, adventurer (1942 – 2021)

Margrit Eichler, Professor Emerita, University of Toronto, passed away in Toronto on July 8, 2021. Born in Berlin, Germany, 28 September 1942, Margrit attended the University of Goettingen (1962-65), and the Free University of Berlin (1965-66). She received her MA from Duke University in 1968, and her Ph.D. in 1972.      She began teaching at the University of […]

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Meet PhD Student Ryan Persadie

For U of T student Ryan Persadie every day is a performance, even when he’s not wearing a wig as his persona, Tifa Wine. Watch video here.

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“How Did We Get Here?” Facing the Political Histories of Islamophobia and Anti-Arab Racism in Canada

ISLAMOPHOBIA BY WAFAA HASAN June 29, 2021 – Since this piece was written the Canadian government officially named the U.S. right wing militia group Three Percenters a terrorist entity. On the same day a Muslim man in Saskatoon was stabbed in the back multiple times while his attackers yelled “We hate Muslims.” Read full article here.

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City of Toronto Scholarships in Women and Gender Studies

Congratulations to the recipients of the City of Toronto Scholarships in Women and Gender Studies.  Mackenzie Stephenson is the 35th recipient of the undergraduate scholarship and Alexandra Maris is the 20th recipient of the graduate scholarship. The centenary of women being admitted as students to the University of Toronto was recognised by Toronto City Council […]

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Congratulations Sam Sanchinel, Recipient of the 2021-22 Margrit Eichler Student Leadership Award

WGSI is pleased to announce and congratulate Sam Sanchinel who is this year’s recipient of the Margrit Eichler Student Leadership Award!! Sam’s work this year has been really important in helping to build a sense of community and connection, and we applaud them for commitment and grace and for bringing positive and inspiring energy to […]

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Welcome Dr. Mary-Kay Bachour

WGSI is excited to welcome back Dr. May-Kay Bachour, Arts and Science Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021-2023! Dr. Mary-Kay Bachour is a postdoctoral fellow in the Women & Gender Studies Institute conducting critical housing research under the supervision of Dr. Marieme Lo. In her current research project, “The intersectional politics of housing (in)access among racialized refugee claimant […]

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Congratulations Cherie Daniel – Recipient of the Dianne Medal for Social Justice Through Law – Osgoode Hall Law School

Cherie is currently in the second year of her PhD in Social Justice Education with a collaborative focus in Women and Gender studies and is preparing to conduct critical ethnographic research examining the experiences and pedagogical and legal practices of Black women law professors in Canada. Read full story on Cherie’s Dianne Martin Medal for […]

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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 […]