Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Historically native plants to Canada photo of three types | 2017-10-17

Workshop considers historical knowledge of plants in Canada

  Women, Men, and Plants in 19th-Century Canada: New Resources, New Perspectives is the intriguing name of a two-day workshop hosted by the Centre for Feminist Research at York University. The workshop will take place Oct. 19 and 20 at the George Spragge Classroom in the Archives of Ontario building at the Keele campus. Ann […]

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York's Centre for Feminist Research publishes policy brief on human trafficking

  In July 2017, York University's Centre for Feminist Research released a policy brief on human trafficking. Challenging Trafficking in Canada, edited by CFR Research Associate and Professor in Social Science Kamala Kempadoo and PhD candidate in Anthropology Nicole McFadyen, with assistance from Phillip Pilon, Andrea Sterling and Alex Mackenzie, and research contributions by York […]

HonDoc Wanda McNevin with YorkU Chancellor Sorbara and President Shoukri 2017-06-22 | Photo

Everything to gain from community involvement, Wanda MacNevin tells grads

  Social worker, activist and author Wanda MacNevin congratulated graduands of the fifth Spring Convocation ceremony on June 20 for their achievement – one, she said, that took her 41 years. MacNevin was recognized with an honorary doctor of laws degree by York University during the ceremony, and she shared in the excitement of graduating […]

89 year old student Alma Kocialek to graduate Toronto Star photo

Congratulating Alma Kocialek, at 89, to be the oldest to graduate in Toronto

  The oldest person to graduate from York University will turn 90 in July, and will be attending Convocation to receive her degree in Women’s Studies, a process she started in 1978. Alma Kocialek has become a media sensation, being featured in the Toronto Star, the CBC and the Brampton Guardian, among many other outlets […]

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Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies kicks off weeklong lecture series

  The Centre for Feminist Research at York University presents the Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies (SISS) 2017, running June 5 to 9. This week-long event features free public lectures and this year will focus on the theme "Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory". Lectures in this series aim to create […]

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Conference, exhibit celebrates York research on gender and genre

  An international conference on May 15 to 17 will celebrate the achievements of York University Professor Marlene Kadar, a noted Canadian feminist studies and life writing scholar whose research interests cluster around issues of gender and genre, with special attention given to trauma and illness studies, archival methodologies and transnational themes in the Americas. "Lives […]

Lorraine Code

Lorraine Code receives prestigious RSC award

  Decades of groundbreaking and transformative contributions to gender studies have earned Lorraine Code, Distinguished Research Professor Emerita of philosophy at York University, the prestigious Ursula Franklin Award in Gender Studies. Presented by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the biennial award recognizes “significant contributions by a Canadian scholar in the humanities and social sciences […]