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


1:00-4:00 PM – Public Lectures: On the Politics of Hope
William Doo Auditorium, New College Residence, 45 Willcocks Street
What might a politics of hope that acknowledges injustice look like? What is the work of hope?
Guest Speakers
José Muñoz (NYU)
Andrea Smith (University of California, Riverside)

4:00 – 6:00 PM – Reception
Wilson Hall Lounge, New College, 40 Willcocks Street
Bonnie McElhinny, Director, WGSI
Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr
Interim Dean David Cameron, Faculty of Arts & Science

8:00 PM – Dance Party hosted by CUE POC
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
CUE POC showcases the beautiful, the complicated and the transformative layers of queer people of colour. CUE POC welcomes everyone.

You are welcome to attend any one of the planned activities or the full day of events.

RSVP by August 30th at


If you require an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know by September 1st at 416-946-3817.