How far have women come? What about efforts to end sexism and racism? What impact do social relationships between women and men have on society? The Institute of Women’s Studies gives you the knowledge and tools you need to answer these and other questions and help improve the well-being of those who make up more than half the human race.



    • Professor Dominique Bourque will take part in the round table discussion "Imaginaire et lesbophobie", at the colloquium "Féminismes et lutte à l'homophobie : zones de convergence", ACFAS, at Concordia University (May 16th, 2014)
    • Professor Dominique Bourque will be presenting " Le marquage qui tue. Enquête en hétéronie", Le Salon double, at Café Artissimo, 179 George St. (April 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.). She will also be participating in a round table discussion entitled "Investir les marges: objets de réflexion, lieux de création" at the University of Ottawa (April 25th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.)
    • Congratulations to Denise Spitzer for obtaining a research grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for her project, "Intersections of Gender, Work, and Health: Migrant Beer Sellers in Southeast Asia."

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