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 Feminist and Gender 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 Corrie Scott published the article Les enfants queer d'une saison dans la vie d'Emmanuel de Marie-Claire Blais in the journal Mosaic (48.1), March 2015.
  • Je suis Saïd et Chérif Kouachi?, Corrie Scott, Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, discusses the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings.
  • Dr. Denise Spitzer (University of Ottawa), Dr. Sara Torres (University of Montréal) and Ms. Aimée Beboso (Philippine Migrant Society of Canada) obtained a grant from Pathways to Prosperity (SSHRC-funded Community-University Research Alliance) for their project titled "Orienting Live-In Caregivers". This project is to examine the learning needs of prospective, current, and former live-in caregivers from the Philippines with regards to integration and settlement throughout their trajectory from applicant and temporary foreign worker to permanent resident.

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Faculty of Social Sciences
120 University
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 6N5

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