Feminist and Gender Studies
Major in Feminist and Gender Studies
Joint Honours in Criminology and in Feminist and Gender Studies
Joint Honours in Feminist and Gender Studies and in Political Science
Joint Honours in Feminist and Gender Studies and in Sociology
The Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies offers students exciting bilingual interdisciplinary programs that explore questions related to women, gender, power, and diversity. Our teaching and research deal with important issues such as globalization, transnationalism, sexualities, gender identities, disability, colonialism, indigeneity, labour, reproduction, and racism that lie at the heart of national and international debates about socio-political equality.
Course offerings are a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge that contributes to intellectual development, analytical competence, and collective efforts for social justice and transformation.
General admission requirements
|Ontario||English or Français 4U||± 75 %|
|Quebec – CEGEP||English (603) or Français (601)||± 65 %|
|Quebec – Secondary V||English or Français||84 %|
- Students benefit from critical approaches to knowledge that can better prepare them for the job market.
- Students can conduct research at the Canadian Women’s Movement Archives, attend the Annual Shirley Greenberg Lecture, participate in the Feminist Café series, and volunteer at the Women’s Resource Centre on campus.
- Students work on real-world micro- and macro-level issues that are both local and global in nature.
- Community or international development officer
- Program or project officer
- Equity and human rights, women or minorities advisor
- Feminist program coordinator
- Gender equity specialist
- Documentary filmmaker
- Civil rights activist
- Government worker
- Writer and researcher
"There are many stereotypes associated with feminism. Some people, for example, assume that feminism is only concerned with women and lesbians who hate men. What a shame! On the contrary, this program is very inclusive and attracts all kinds of students, both women and men. Subjects studied include not only feminism but also masculinity. Personally, the program helped me learn more about a variety of interesting subjects, ranging from women’s economic equality to legal reforms, genital mutilation and Wall Street capitalism. During my years as a student, I never met a single professor who wasn’t extraordinary!”
Alexandra Nytschyk-DiBartolomeo, graduate
“Women’s studies is relevant to everyone: we analyse and challenge the exclusions and marginalization often present in more «traditional» scholarship. At the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, we recognize that gender discrimination doesn’t happen in a vacuum: some of the most pressing issues being researched by feminist scholars involve racism, ableism and classism as well as gay, lesbian, queer and transgender rights.”
Corrie Scott, professor
Our videos are often available in one language, however, we always try provide closed captioning in French or English.